kerfuffle kerfuffle  /kər ˈfə fəl/


  • (n) a disorderly outburst or tumult


  1. This week's big kerfuffle was over a policeman who hugged Dutt after his release on bail.
  2. When they first appeared last September, the imagesone of which shows Muhammad's turban transformed into a bombcaused only a minor kerfuffle.
  3. Each side is very quick to see a massive conspiracy behind every day's small kerfuffle.


  • Was tweet part of research?

    The University of New Mexico professor in a kerfuffle over a controversial tweet he sent last week i ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Albuquerque Journal

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  1. "The kerfuffle, hopefully, has gone as far as I'm concerned," Bellamy said. "I had my say last week, and it's been pretty smooth sailing so far as we go."
    on Oct 1, 2008 By: Craig Bellamy Source:

  2. "We weren't dominated by Canada, by any stretch of the imagination," Wilson said. "You go into overtime, anything can happen. The puck hits the referee's skate - no one's mentioned that - and that ended up causing kind of a kerfuffle that...
    on Mar 2, 2010 By: Ron Wilson Source:

  3. "You can't go out there worrying about it," Gallen said of grapple tackles. "I know there's a big kerfuffle about it at the moment because everyone is talking about it but if go out there worrying about it and whingeing to the ref then you're...
    on Sep 22, 2008 By: Paul Gallen Source: The Age

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