Thesaurus

kerfuffle

noun
chiefly British

Synonyms & Antonyms of kerfuffle

a state of noisy, confused activity
  • predictably, the royal scandal caused quite a kerfuffle on Fleet Street

Synonyms for kerfuffle

Words Related to kerfuffle

Near Antonyms for kerfuffle

See the Dictionary Definition 

Learn More About kerfuffle

Time Traveler for kerfuffle

Time Traveler

The first known use of kerfuffle was in 1908

See more words from the same year

Thesaurus Entries Near kerfuffle

kerfs

kerfuffle

kerfuffles

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Kerfuffle.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/kerfuffle. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on kerfuffle

Britannica English: Translation of kerfuffle for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Words You Should Know

  • hedgehog reading a book
  • Often used to describe “the march of time,” what does inexorable mean?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!