Definition of "affray" [af•fray]

  • A noisy quarrel or brawl. (noun)
  • Archaic To frighten. (verb-transitive)

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Use "affray" in a sentence
  • "Comanchero leader Mahmoud "Mick" Hawi was charged Monday with fighting in public in a way that caused bystanders to fear for their safety - a crime called affray - at the airport."
  • "New Orleans Times-Picayune, the involuntary manslaughter charge was dropped after Grant pleaded no contests to misdemeanor "affray" - fighting two or more persons in a public place."
  • "The charges against the Commanchero members are for "affray" - fighting in public and causing bystanders to fear for their safety."