Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To disorder; ruffle; dishevel. Also carfuffle, fuffle.
- n. The state of being disordered or ruffled; agitation; perturbation.
“Origin Scottish curfuffle, meaning disorder, agitation.”
“There was a whole curfuffle about why he didn't wear a flag pin, which, by the way, he wears now, one that was given to him by a veteran.”
“It has caused quite a curfuffle here today, and we'll fell you a little bit about that later.”
“Now, this has gotten to be such a curfuffle (ph), if you will, the Dutch Defense Minister yesterday called the U.S. ambassador and said, I want an explanation.”
“CARMEN VAN KERCKHOVE, CO-FOUNDER & PRESIDENT, NEW DEMOGRAPHIC: Well, I really see this as being very much similar to the curfuffle around Don Imus and Michael Richards in that we really focus a lot on the use of racial slurs by public figures.”
“Another twist in the saga of Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, she now says she's sorry about that little curfuffle (ph) with Capitol police.”
“Good way to come back from vacation, with a curfuffle.”
“The last time there was a Condi photo curfuffle it was when "USA Today" brightened a photo that was too dark, especially around the eyes.”
“M. O'BRIEN: Also at the White House this morning, a little espionage curfuffle.”
“BOB FRANKEN, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, I'm still trying to figure out what a curfuffle is, but ...”
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