A social imbroglio or brouhaha. An organizational misunderstanding leading to accusations and defensiveness.
I spend half my time these days on tbe phone with HR, ever since Bob started that kerfuffle with his flaming e-mail to everyone in the sociology department.
by Jess Grant January 20, 2004
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A minor disturbance or disagreement. Smaller than a contretemps, larger than a snag, involving more people or things than a SNAFU or a stink.
Lawton couldn't understand all of the kerfuffle over the suggestive signage at Herbert's Sherbert.
by Deborah Robins June 23, 2006
A kerfuffle is when you have a problem or a altercation.
Oh we are in such a kerfuffle aren't we.
by Lilirulez April 09, 2013
A polite way of saying shitstorm.
She caused quite a kerfuffle when she sent out that letter accusing them of cheating.
by lantian March 18, 2013
A gathering of hipsters. Like a murder of crows or gaggle of geese. Frequently with hipsters of poor hygiene or the appearance of such due to excessive grease application.
I was late because a kerfuffle of hipsters trapped me in their hacky sack circle
by aria melody July 26, 2014
Trouble, hassle or when a scuffle!
I need a little bit of help getting him in and out of the pool! ...should be relatively kerfuffle free.
by Tracy March 23, 2004
chaos, fuss, disturbance, everythings all out of wack, screwed up
there was kerfuffle everywhere when the girl was molested by a motorcycle, the audience just wouldn't settle.
by pigbutteater March 14, 2006