Alternate k-fuffle. Fits lungpig's definition (a screw-up, a SNAFU, a confrontation, or an altercation). Used frequently by author John Nichols ("Conjugal Bliss," "The Voice of the Butterfly")
mass confusion of slapstick variety
Noisy, non-violent confusion, perhaps involving some scuffling, arising through ignorance or incompetence
I am Australian and have been using "kaffufle" all my life, although I just realised I did not know how to spell it.
Students were causing such a kafuffle in the hall that a security officer had to investigate.
I heard this word being used in an NHL hockey game. The commentator had indicated that the participents had taken part in a kafuffle. To me it meant a minor or meaningless tussle or fight of no consequence.
"The kafuffle between Johnson and Smith didn't amount to much; not even minor penalties."
a screw-up, a SNAFU or confrontation or altercation
the two crackheads got into a kafuffle over the last rock.
Something that takes a lot of organising and causes an issue.
I tried to reorganise our hotel but it was a right kafuffle
A kafuffle is when some dopy cunt, screws up, messes up or just does something outright stupid.
Used mostly by those peoples in pommyland.
(While drinking tea biscuits)
Sir Ed: Oh whoops i just lit your cat on fire.
Fugly maid with bad teeth: Hahaha what a kafuffle.