[ US /kɝˈfəfəɫ/ ]
[ UK /kˈɜːfʌfə‍l/ ]
NOUN
  1. a disorderly outburst or tumult
    they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused
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How To Use kerfuffle In A Sentence

  • This kerfuffle is a distraction from the debate that we should be having.
  • A subsequent kerfuffle (rather drawn out) sounding not unlike a fist fight interspersed with successive shards of glass falling. BEHINDLINGS
  • Describing Landesman as "our nation's nominal top funding dog," as one blogger did during the kerfuffle over the chairman's suggestion that the nation's resident theater scene is "overbuilt" meaning the funding is thin and artists aren't making much of a living, perhaps overstates the NEA's largesse. Some thoughts about Landesman's remarks
  • There was a big kerfuffle when VoIP services first launched as to whether they should be regulated like traditional telcos.
  • Even last night, in all the kerfuffle, there was hardly a cheep out of her. THE INNOCENTS AT HOME (A SUPERINTENDENT KENWORTHY NOVEL)
  • There was a bit of a kerfuffle because he couldn't find his ticket before he got on the plane.
  • Today, Dolly preceded me, and there came another great kerfuffle as she thundered over to the fountain, intent on murdering the avian intruder who was defiling her property.
  • KFC's president publicly apologized for the'kerfuffle.
  • In fact, it was another 24 hours before they realised what an international kerfuffle the incident had caused, as the reaction around them in Bali itself was as if nothing much had happened.
  • The Maine meshugas reminded us of a Connecticut kerfuffle, reported by Hartford's WVIT-TV: Islamic Affirmative Action
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