One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a number of people were trampled to death during the subsequent melee’
tumult, disturbance, rumpus, commotion, disorder
brawl, fracas, fight, affray, fray, scuffle, breach of the peace, struggle, skirmish, free-for-all, tussle, quarrel
Irish Australian North American donnybrook
West Indian bangarang
informal scrap, set-to, ruction, shindy, shindig, punch-up, dust-up
Scottish informal rammy
North American informal rough house
archaic broil, bagarre
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