Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A riotous disturbance; a noisy quarrel.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A vexation or annoyance; also, a disturbance; a row or rumpus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Prov. Eng. & Scot. An uproar; a quarrel; a noisy outbreak.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A noisy quarrel or fight.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of making a noisy disturbance

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Possibly alteration of insurrection.]

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Possibly a shortening and modification of insurrection.

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  • They's a man up the Little Peco that's had a ruction with a panther, an 'the way he's clawed is something scand'lous.

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  • And doing my work well, the innate justice of the men, assisted by their wholesome dislike for a clawing and rending wild-cat ruction, soon led them to give over their hectoring.

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  • And doing my work well, the innate justice of the men, assisted by their wholesome dislike for a clawing and rending wild-cat ruction, soon led them to give over their hectoring.

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  • It would be better to arrive in California without a rag to our backs than to leave our bones here; and leave them we will if we start a ruction.

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