The definition of a kerfuffle is a British word for a state of confusion or disorder.
An example of a kerfuffle is rushing around to find important papers before a big presentation.
A to-do or fuss: “Among the oldest corpses from which readable DNA has been extracted is a Neanderthal man. Imagine the kerfuffle if somebody managed to clone him” ( Richard Dawkins )
Origin of kerfuffleScots variant of curfuffle cur- intensive pref. ( from Scots Gaelic car twist, turn about ) ( from Old Irish cor a turn ; see sker-2 in Indo-European roots.) fuffle put into disorder ( of imitative origin )