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[ker-fuhf-uh l] /kərˈfʌf əl/

Chiefly British Informal. a fuss; commotion.
(informal, mainly Brit) commotion; disorder; agitation
(transitive) (Scot) to put into disorder or disarray; ruffle or disarrange

disorder, commotion; also written curfuffle , kafuffle , gefuffle

See kafuffle

“row, disturbance,” c.1930, first in Canadian English, ultimately from Scot. curfuffle.

verb phrase

To keep someone under one’s authority: complete control to keep Dubie on ice indefinitely (1894+)


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