Word of the Day – 30 October 2017: Kerfuffle.


Welcome to a regular feature on my blog – WOTD. Each day a new word will be suggested as the word of the day, which could either be an already existing (but rarely used) word or may be a completely made-up one. There will be a short definition and, ideally, an example of how the word would be used in everyday conversation.

I encourage anyone to provide their own words, either in the comments below or by linking their posted word to this blog. Don’t forget the definition or maybe when it should be used.

So, today’s word is: Kerfuffle. (Noun).

Pronounced: Ker-fuff-el.

(British originally) A fuss or commotion. A cause of contention, the result of same.
Generally caused by a conflict of views or opinions

Eg: What started as a polite exchange of opinions at the pub as to the outcome of the football game soon turned into a right kerfuffle when George extolled his belief that Simon’s team belonged in the women’s league. Simon happened to be sitting with six of his team members at the time!



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