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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
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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
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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
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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
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basically used by Lou Reed from Little Britain. It means a state, a problem or a hassle
It's relatively kerfuffle free - it's without hassles or problems.
by ~Nat~ January 01, 2006
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