Definition of fracas:
violence (part of speech: noun)
Precipitating a Fracas The tendency to give a nickname, to remind a boy in a word of the color of his hair, or the cut of his clothes, or of some unfortunate incident in his life or that of his family was painfully wide- spread, and it hurt like a blow and started resentment.- "Revisiting the Earth", James Langdon Hill.
- "Hopalong Cassidy", Clarence E. Mulford.
- "The Captain of the Kansas", Louis Tracy.