kerfuffle(ker-FUFF-l) n. Disorder, commotion, tumult. Also written as curfuffle, kefuffle, gefuffle . It derives from the Gaelic "cur," meaning "twist, bend."When I mentioned to Katie that the "freeSpeech" from Monday night had caused a kerfuffle, she said "Is that a real word?" Yes indeedy.
This word causes quite a hoo-ha.
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