An example of a kerfuffle is rushing around to find important papers before a big presentation.
Other Word Forms
Origin of kerfuffle
- Scots variant of curfuffle cur- intensive pref. (from Scots Gaelic car twist, turn about) (from Old Irish cor a turn sker-2 in Indo-European roots) fuffle put into disorder (of imitative origin)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition