ruckus

noun ruck·us \ ˈrə-kəs also ˈrü- or ˈru̇- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of ruckus

: row, disturbance
  • raise a ruckus

Examples of ruckus in a Sentence

  1. the ruckus left one person with a sprained wrist

  2. quit creating such a ruckus—I'm trying to sleep!

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Origin and Etymology of ruckus

probably blend of ruction and rumpus



RUCKUS Defined for English Language Learners

ruckus

noun

Definition of ruckus for English Language Learners

  • : a noisy argument, fight, etc.


RUCKUS Defined for Kids

ruckus

noun ruck·us \ ˈrə-kəs \

Definition of ruckus for Students

: a noisy disturbance or quarrel


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