kerfuffle

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Probably from Scots curfuffle, equivalent to ker- +‎ fuffle, or related to Irish cior thual (char athwart: confusion, disorder). Similar to modern Welsh cythrwfl (uproar, trouble, agitation)

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kerfuffle (plural kerfuffles)

  1. A disorderly outburst, disturbance, commotion or tumult.

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