kerfuffle


ker·fuf·fle

noun \kər-ˈfə-fəl\

Definition of KERFUFFLE

chiefly British

Examples of KERFUFFLE

  1. <predictably, the royal scandal caused quite a kerfuffle on Fleet Street>

Origin of KERFUFFLE

alteration of carfuffle, from Scots car- (probably from Scottish Gaelic cearr wrong, awkward) + fuffle to become disheveled
First Known Use: 1946

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