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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun kerfuffle:
Definition of the noun kerfuffle
What does kerfuffle mean as a name of something?
- a disorderly outburst or tumult
- example: The kerfuffle at the post office put her out of sorts for the rest of the afternoon.
- lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
- synonyms of kerfuffle: commotion / disruption / disturbance / flutter / hoo-ha / hoo-hah / hurly burly / to-do
- more generic word: disorder = a disturbance of the peace or of public order
- more specific terms:
- convulsion / upheaval / turmoil = a violent disturbance
- earthquake = a disturbance that is extremely disruptive
- incident = a public disturbance
- splash / stir = a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event
- tempest / storm = a violent commotion or disturbance
- storm center / storm centre = a center of trouble or disturbance
- tumultuousness / garboil / tumult / uproar = a state of commotion and noise and confusion
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Kerfuffle
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Electronic Tribes (2009)
The Virtual Worlds of Geeks, Gamers, Shamans, and Scammers by Tyrone L. Adams, Stephen A. Smith
A kerfuffle is a conflict arising within a fannish community and which, generally, gets blown out of proportion when many...
Word Nerd (2007)
More Than 18,000 Fascinating Facts about Words by Barbara Ann Kipfer
} a kerfuffle is a disorderly outburst or turmoil kernel is. 300 ...
A language spotter's guide to Europe by Gaston Dorren
For writer Lena Holfve, the entire first name kerfuffle is an expression of misplaced egalitarianism, while a writer goingby the nom deblog of Bencio de Uppsala advocates a more widespread deployment of ni, or nireformen, as hecallsit: 'In ...
kerfuffle ( k.V f Af ...
by Jonathon Green
kerfuffle. see. CARFUFFLE. kermes /'k3:mi:z/ e* noun 1 the dried bodies of the female SCALE INSECT used as a red dyestuff. 2 (also kermes oak) a small evergreen oak tree on which the insects breed. © 16c: from Persian and Arabic qirmiz, ...
duffel, kerfuffle, muffle, ruffle, Scuffle, shuffle, snuffle, truffle . triumphal . draggle, gaggle, haggle, raggle-taggle, straggle, Waggle . algal . angle, bangle, bespangle, dangle, entangle, fandangle, jangle, ...
The UK to USA Dictionary (2012)
British English Vs. American English by Claudine Dervaes, John Hunter
windbreaker', poncho that's usually waterproof trousers maintain your courage know, be acquainted with dog house conspicuous KERB KERFUFFLE KHAZI KICK ONE'S HEELS KILNER JAR ...
by Oxford Dictionaries,
kerfuffle noun Brit. informal a fuss or commotion. kernel noun 1 the softer part inside the shell of a nut, seed, or fruit stone. 2 the seed and hard husk of a cereal. 3 the central part of something. ✓ -el, not -al: kernel.
The Film Snob*s Dictionary (2006)
An Essential Lexicon of Filmological Knowledge by David Kamp, Lawrence Levi
Ponderous, nudity-filled 1967 Swedish film, directed by Vilgot Sjoman, that sparked a moralists-versus-libertines kerfuffle upon its American release in 1969, with prints of it being seized at U.S. Customs and Norman Mailer chzunpioning the ...
by V. S. Matyushenkov
kerfuffle ( about)esp.
by Bill Bryson
kerfuffle. Disorder, commotion. Kerguelen Islands.
by Lolla Stewart
Kerfuffle: ado, fuss and boTher.
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Taken during the Mela Weekend at Nottingham's Arboretum Park.
Photo credit: ☺ Lee J Haywood
One of the first plays of the game
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It's Kerfuffle's last year together. They've really grown as a band and did a fabulous set. Beaten into second place at the festival only by Chumbawamba.
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- Kerfuffle in Cape Town 03.
RIOT in TERROR TOWN!! Hehehe,,, tabloids never exaggerate, oh no :)
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- 'Clan Line' causing quite a kerfuffle
35028 Clan Line blowing out an excessive amount of steam after taking on water at Shalford station, near Guildford. The noise was deafening, especially in the young ears of a child.
Carrying a headboard entitled "British Pullman" this train was a VSOE Luncheon Excursion from London Victoria to...er um ...London Victoria - via the thrilling locations of Staines (on Thames), Woking, Guildford, Reigate and East Croydon.
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- Kerfuffle in Cape Town 02.
Photo from the Cape Times.
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- MUNI kerfuffle.
via Instagram (instagr.am/p/LzCc4xQ5VO/)
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- A right kerfuffle!
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- Bernie's Kerfuffle
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Scrabble value of K5E1R1F4U1F4F4L1E1
The value of this 9-letter word is 22 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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