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Definition of the noun kerfuffle

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  1. a disorderly outburst or tumult


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.


"Kerfuffle" is a musical album of Ladyfuzz.

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Kerfuffle

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Google previewElectronic 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...

Google previewWord 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 ...

Google previewParenting 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 ...

Google previewChembers 21 Century Dictionary

by Allied

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, ...

Google previewThe Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 3rd edition (2012)

by Chambers,

ruckus,rumpus,steery, tiswas, tizwas,tumult,uproar07 burstup,clamour,ferment, rummage,tempest,turmoil 08ballyhoo,brouhaha, disorder, disquiet,kefuffle,tirrivee , tirrivie, upheaval 09 agitation, carfuffle, confusion, curfuffle,hurricane, kerfuffle, ...

Google previewDictionary of the British English Spelling System (2015)

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, ...

Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewNew Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2012)

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, ...

Google previewDictionary 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 ...

Google previewDictionary of English Spelling (2005)

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 ...

Google previewBryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors (2011)

by Bill Bryson

kerfuffle. Disorder, commotion. Kerguelen Islands.

Google previewThe Most Unreliable Bible Dictionary, Ever! (2013)

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 ...

Google previewThe 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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Small photo of Winneconne, WI - 7 September 2017: A container of Ben and Jerry's ice cream in Truffle, Kerfuffle flavor on an isolated background. More...

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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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