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EtymologyEdit

Recorded since 1890; probably a blend of ruction (disturbance) +‎ rumpus (disturbance, fracas).

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɹʌkəs/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌkəs

NounEdit

ruckus (plural ruckuses)

  1. A noisy disturbance and/or commotion.
  2. A row, fight.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967
  • ruckus” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.