Meaning of bagarre in English:


Pronunciation /baˈɡɑː/


  • A noisy disturbance or brawl.

    ‘Such a procedure, one gathers, could easily start a bagarre all over again - perhaps right there in the courtroom.’
    • ‘The ordinary, non-political bagarre is a vital part of French daily life.’
    • ‘At last night's Almack's there was such a bagarre among them, that several ladies were obliged to wait for hours before the chaos was reduced to any order.’
    • ‘In one of the walls was a hole, made, one might guess, in the heat of a bagarre.’
    • ‘He was in the thick of the bagarres in the Latin Quarter where he noted the viciousness of the French police.’
    fight, fist fight, skirmish, scuffle, tussle, fracas, scrimmage, fray, melee, rumpus, altercation, wrangle, clash, free-for-all, scrum, brouhaha, commotion, uproar


Late 19th century French.