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kerfuffle

noun
chiefly British

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

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“Kerfuffle.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/kerfuffle. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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