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A disturbance; a commotion: "They had shut the dogs into the cowshed to keep them from causing a ruckus" (Molly Gloss).

[Perhaps blend of ruction and rumpus.]


n, pl -uses
informal an uproar; ruction
[C20: from ruction + rumpus]


(ˈrʌk əs)

1. a noisy commotion; uproar; rumpus.
2. a heated controversy.
[1885–90, Amer.; probably b. ruction and rumpus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ruckus - the act of making a noisy disturbanceruckus - the act of making a noisy disturbance
disturbance - the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion
ado, bustle, flurry, hustle, stir, fuss - a rapid active commotion


[ˈrʌkəs] n (mainly US)remue-ménage m
to cause a ruckus → provoquer du remue-ménage


n (inf)Krawall m
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