Merriam-Webster Word of the Day

#2 Kerfuffle


disturbance; fuss


“‘Glee’ Cast Members React to GQ Kerfuffle” – Headline on, October 21, 2010

About the word:

Kerfuffle is the most recent coinage on this list, dating to 1946. It may be an alteration of the Scottish carfuffle, from the Scottish Gaelic cearr (“wrong; awkward”) plus fuffle (“to become disheveled”).


About Ms. Burroughs

I teach 7th grade language arts at Edwards Middle School. I love anything to do with technology and using it in reading and writing. Learning shouldn't have to be boring nor should the job of teaching. "To me, education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul." ~ Muriel Spark
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4 Responses to Merriam-Webster Word of the Day

  1. Emily P. says:

    The kerfuffle coming from the eighth grade hallway always makes learning difficult.

  2. jalen d says:

    Whenever we are in class someone always make a kerfuffle and disturbs the whole class and the teacher has to stop and get on to that person. At the Heritage vs Rockdale game my neighbor was a kerfuffle after Heritage beat the super bad

  3. Danette T. 7 says:

    Alot of the students cause a kerfuffle to the other classes whenever we change classes, and when teachers tell them to do something that they might not like.

  4. Najhae.S says:

    The eight grade going to connections is a big Kerfuffle to the other grade levels

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