Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Kerfuffle

Definition: (from dictionary.com)
-noun
1. chiefly British informal. a fuss; commotion

Examples:
"There was a big kerfuffle in school today!" "How did a bird get inside the school?"
"There was a keruffle in the grocery store over the last jar of pickles."

Origin: (from etymonline.com)
"'row, disturbance,' c.1930, first in Canadian English, ultimately from Scot. curfuffle."

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A kerfuffle sounds more like a bird's name than a commotion. (magistream.com)

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