from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A commotion; a disturbance.
- n. A state of nervous activity; a fuss.
- n. A cloud of smoke or dust that chokes or smothers.
- transitive v. To make confused; trouble; worry.
- intransitive v. To be overly concerned with trifles; fuss.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A commotion, a tempest.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Bustle; confusion; tumult; flutter; bother.
- intransitive v. To make a bustle or stir; to be fussy.
- transitive v. To harass and perplex; to worry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tumult; disturbance; confusion; bustle; flutter.
- To make a pother or bustle; make a stir.
- To harass and perplex; bother; puzzle; tease.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an excited state of agitation
- v. make upset or troubled
- v. make a fuss; be agitated
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Origin uncertain. (Wiktionary)