Inflected Form: plural fracases \-sez\ ; or British fracas \-äz\
: a noisy quarrel : BRAWL, FIGHT, ALTERCATION <there was suddenly a fracas, and one of them clenched his fists and hit another full in the face — E.V.Lucas> <the most violent fracas in ... parliamentary history resulted in hurled benches and three injuries — Collier's Year Book>
synonyms see BRAWL
[M-W's Third New International Dictionary on CD v.3.0]
A palavra assemelha-se ao plural do adjetivo português fraca (fracas), mas significa algo totalmente diferente em inglês.