Definition of havoc
- A tornado wreaked havoc on the town two years ago.
- the blackout caused havoc in the city
The disease can play havoc with the body's immune system.
Several small children can create havoc in a house.
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: a situation in which there is much destruction or confusion
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