Origin of ruckusprobably a merging of ruction and rumpus
Vivian's boisterous laughter always causes a ruckus at the office, but she gets more new contracts than anyone else.
The definition of a ruckus is commotion or a noisy disturbance.
People yelling and getting into a fight in the middle of a movie is an example of a ruckus.
A disturbance; a commotion: “They had shut the dogs into the cowshed to keep them from causing a ruckus” ( Molly Gloss )
Origin of ruckusPerhaps blend of ruction rumpus
- I quickly discovered one of my neighbor's was dog sitting for a Boxer that definitely didn't like other dogs, and this was what had caused all the ruckus.
- My only complaint is that they won't notice Max until he's in line of sight of them, even where you're in the next room making all kinds of ruckus.
- Realize your guests' priorities and you won't be disappointed if you turn up with either a large ruckus or intimate gathering.
- They're often bright, highly opinionated and can cause quite a ruckus if someone happens to disagree with their sentiments.
- Chances are, he won't even remember what all the ruckus was about a few hours later.