carfuffle


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carfuffle

(kəˈfʌfəl)
n
informal chiefly Brit a variant spelling of kerfuffle
[C20: of unknown origin]

carfuffle


Past participle: carfuffled
Gerund: carfuffling

Imperative
carfuffle
carfuffle
Present
I carfuffle
you carfuffle
he/she/it carfuffles
we carfuffle
you carfuffle
they carfuffle
Preterite
I carfuffled
you carfuffled
he/she/it carfuffled
we carfuffled
you carfuffled
they carfuffled
Present Continuous
I am carfuffling
you are carfuffling
he/she/it is carfuffling
we are carfuffling
you are carfuffling
they are carfuffling
Present Perfect
I have carfuffled
you have carfuffled
he/she/it has carfuffled
we have carfuffled
you have carfuffled
they have carfuffled
Past Continuous
I was carfuffling
you were carfuffling
he/she/it was carfuffling
we were carfuffling
you were carfuffling
they were carfuffling
Past Perfect
I had carfuffled
you had carfuffled
he/she/it had carfuffled
we had carfuffled
you had carfuffled
they had carfuffled
Future
I will carfuffle
you will carfuffle
he/she/it will carfuffle
we will carfuffle
you will carfuffle
they will carfuffle
Future Perfect
I will have carfuffled
you will have carfuffled
he/she/it will have carfuffled
we will have carfuffled
you will have carfuffled
they will have carfuffled
Future Continuous
I will be carfuffling
you will be carfuffling
he/she/it will be carfuffling
we will be carfuffling
you will be carfuffling
they will be carfuffling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been carfuffling
you have been carfuffling
he/she/it has been carfuffling
we have been carfuffling
you have been carfuffling
they have been carfuffling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been carfuffling
you will have been carfuffling
he/she/it will have been carfuffling
we will have been carfuffling
you will have been carfuffling
they will have been carfuffling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been carfuffling
you had been carfuffling
he/she/it had been carfuffling
we had been carfuffling
you had been carfuffling
they had been carfuffling
Conditional
I would carfuffle
you would carfuffle
he/she/it would carfuffle
we would carfuffle
you would carfuffle
they would carfuffle
Past Conditional
I would have carfuffled
you would have carfuffled
he/she/it would have carfuffled
we would have carfuffled
you would have carfuffled
they would have carfuffled
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Kerfuffle - or carfuffle - first appeared in print in 1583 and comes from the Gaelic prefix car - which means "to handle roughly".
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After an extremely confusing carfuffle it emerged that he had been given a Valentine's card and it was the considered opinion of him and all his mates that it had been from me, which it wasn't, but I don't think he ever believed me.