Definition of ruckus in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrʌkəs/


A row or commotion: a child is raising a ruckus in class [mass noun]: there’s enough ruckus over identity cards
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  • For some reason, a few thought I was seeking publicity for myself in raising such a ruckus.
  • The ruckus was loud enough that it caught Sally's attention from across the room.
  • Different studios are involved and there could be a huge ruckus over creative control.


Late 19th century: perhaps related to ruction and rumpus.

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