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Most commonly used in a casual work or social setting, Skircuffle is a compound word derived from Skirmish (any brisk conflict or encounter) and Scuffle (to struggle or fight in a rough, confused manner).

Used to describe a situation of potential confusion, conflict and general mayhem.
Mary knew that poorly defined requirements would lead to a skircuffle later.

Trying to avoid a skircuffle, Jack brought everyone together to clarify goals and objectives.
by BostonSE October 16, 2009
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