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 Dictionary entry overview: What does kerfuffle mean? 

  The noun KERFUFFLE has 1 sense:

1. a disorderly outburst or tumult

  Familiarity information: KERFUFFLE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1kerfuffle [BACK TO TOP]


A disorderly outburst or tumult

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


commotion; hoo-ha; hoo-hah; hurly burly; kerfuffle; to-do; disruption; disturbance; flutter

Context example:

they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused

Hypernyms ("kerfuffle" is a kind of...):

disorder (a disturbance of the peace or of public order)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "kerfuffle"):

convulsion; turmoil; upheaval (a violent disturbance)

earthquake (a disturbance that is extremely disruptive)

incident (a public disturbance)

splash; stir (a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event)

storm; tempest (a violent commotion or disturbance)

storm center; storm centre (a center of trouble or disturbance)

garboil; tumult; tumultuousness; uproar (a state of commotion and noise and confusion)

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