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Definition:

disturbance; fuss

Example:

"'Glee' Cast Members React to GQ Kerfuffle" – Headline on WashingtonPost.com, October 21, 2010

About the word:

Kerfuffle is the most recent coinage on this list, dating to 1946. It may be an alteration of the Scottish carfuffle, from the Scottish Gaelic cearr ("wrong; awkward") plus fuffle ("to become disheveled").

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