Scuffle Definition

skŭfəl
scuffled, scuffles, scuffling
verb
scuffled, scuffles, scuffling
To struggle or fight in rough confusion.
Webster's New World
To move in a confused hurry or bustle.
Webster's New World
To drag the feet; shuffle.
Webster's New World
To try hard but with little or no success; specif., to struggle to survive.
Webster's New World
(intransitive) To walk with a shuffling gait.
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noun
scuffles
A rough, confused fight; close, haphazard struggle.
Webster's New World
The act or sound of feet shuffling.
Webster's New World
A hoe that is designed to work soil by being pushed and pulled.
American Heritage

(archaic) A child's pinafore or bib.

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Other Word Forms of Scuffle

Noun

Singular:
scuffle
Plural:
scuffles

Origin of Scuffle

  • Possibly of Scandinavian origin. Compare Swedish skuff (“a push") and skuffa (“to push"), from the Germanic base *skuf- (skuÆ€).

    From Wiktionary

  • Dutch schoffel hoe for weeding from Middle Dutch hoe, shovel

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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