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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
Kerfuffle were a four-piece English folk band, originally formed in 2001 around the East Midlands and South Yorkshire regions of the UK, initially comprising Hannah James, Sam Sweeney, Chris Thornton-Smith and Tom Sweeney. Thornton-Smith was replaced by Jamie Roberts in 2007. Kerfuffle disbanded in August 2010.
- genre: Folk music
- albums: "Not to Scale", "K2", "Links", "To the Ground", "Lighten The Dark: A Midwinter Album"
- official website: www.kerfuffleonline.co.uk
"Kerfuffle" is a musical album of Ladyfuzz.
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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 ...
Parenting Beyond Belief (2016)
On Raising Ethical, Caring Kids Without Religion by Dale MCGOWAN
This kerfuffle is the subject of “The Question of the Claus: Should the Santa Story Stay or ...
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, ...
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by Greg Brooks
kerfuffle, muffle, ruffle, scuffle, shuffle, snuffle, truffle; (be)draggle, gaggle, haggle, raggle-taggle, snaggle, straggle, waggle, giggle, jiggle, niggle, wiggle, wriggle, boggle, boondoggle, goggle, hornswoggle, joggle, toggle, woggle, juggle, ...
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 Oxford University Press
duffel, kerfuffle, muffle, ruffle, Scuffle, shuffle, snuffle, truffle . triumphal . draggle, gaggle, haggle, raggle-taggle, straggle, Waggle . algal . angle, bangle, bespangle, dangle, entangle, fandangle, jangle, ...
Dictionary of Humorous Words (2014)
Vocabulary Building by Manik Joshi
to punish somebody very harshly; to speak somebody rudely kerfuffle [noun] commotion or fuss; altercation kibitz [verb] to look on somebody doing ...
by Martin H. Manser
kerchief cloth worn over the head kerfuffle (informal) fuss kernel edible seed of a nut or fruit in a shell or stone; central essential part kerosine or kerosene paraffin kestrel ...
by Bill Bryson
kerfuffle. Disorder, commotion. Kerguelen Islands.
Words you never knew you needed by Nigel Bayley
The uniquely sized individual who stands at the pulpit to read and causes a kerfuffle as the micah rushes to the front to adjust the gooseneck. Migdol (n.) A toy that is old, dirty, and broken, and which has been sacrificially donated to the church ...
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 ...
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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.
Photo credit: Bryn Pinzgauer
- '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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- MUNI kerfuffle.
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- Kerfuffle in Cape Town 03.
RIOT in TERROR TOWN!! Hehehe,,, tabloids never exaggerate, oh no :)
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- A right kerfuffle!
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- Bernie's Kerfuffle
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- Ben & Jerry's Truffle Kerfuffle Ice Cream
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- Sture "Kerfuffle" Stattin-Martinsson.
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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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