Simple Definition of havoc
: a situation in which there is much destruction or confusion
Full Definition of havoc
1 : wide and general destruction : devastation
2 : great confusion and disorder <the blackout caused havoc in the city>
Examples of havoc in a sentence
The disease can play havoc with the body's immune system.
Several small children can create havoc in a house.
Origin and Etymology of havoc
Middle English havok, from Anglo-French, modification of Old French havot plunder
First Known Use: 15th century
Definition of havoc
: to lay waste : destroy
First Known Use of havoc
HAVOC Defined for Kids
Definition of havoc for Students
1 : wide destruction <The storm wreaked havoc.>
2 : great confusion and lack of order <My young nephews caused havoc.>
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