ETYM Old Eng. afrai, affrai, Old Fren. esfrei, French effroi, from Old Fren. esfreer. Related to Affray.
1. A noisy fight; SYN. disturbance, fray, ruffle.
2. Noisy quarrel; SYN. altercation, fracas.
3. Commotion; fray, small scale riot; fight
ETYM French brouiller to disorder, from Late Lat. brogilus, broilus, brolium, thicket, wood, park; of uncertain origin; cf. W. brog a swelling out, Old High Germ. prôil marsh, German brühl, Mid. High Germ. brogen to rise.
Cooking by direct exposure to radiant heat (as over a fire or under a grill); SYN. broiling, grilling.
dogfight / dɑːgfaɪt /
1. A fight between dogs; broadly; a fiercely disputed contest
2. A fight between two or more fighter planes usually at close quarters