ruckus

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Etymology[edit]

Recorded since 1890; probably a blend of ruction 'disturbance' and rumpus 'disturbance, fracas'.

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Noun[edit]

ruckus (plural ruckuses)

  1. A noisy disturbance and/or commotion.
  2. A row, fight.

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References[edit]

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967
  • ruckus” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).