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Slang

kerfuffle

This page is about the slang term kerfuffle

Meaning

a noisy dispute, a commotion

For example

  • There was a kerfuffle at the club when the chairman decided to sack the manager. Lots of people were very angry.

  • A few of the protesters got cuts and bruises in the kerfuffle when the police tried to arrest them.

Quick Quiz

There was a kerfuffle in the meeting when

a. everyone agreed about everything

b. people disagreed and started shouting

c. there was nothing else to discuss

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Contributor: Matt Errey