Definition of ruckus in English:

ruckus

noun

  • A row or commotion.

    ‘a child is raising a ruckus in class’
    mass noun ‘there's enough ruckus over identity cards’
    • ‘How could events that took place more than 60 years ago cause such a ruckus?’
    • ‘She had little doubt who would be causing such a ruckus at this hour.’
    • ‘The ensuing ruckus in the media merely reminds us that we live in a society that is censored.’
    • ‘For some reason, a few thought I was seeking publicity for myself in raising such a ruckus.’
    • ‘This isn't the first time that our football players have caused a ruckus off the field.’
    • ‘If you were in town this morning, you may have heard quite a ruckus down at the Council Chambers.’
    • ‘The last thing you want to do is cause a ruckus while driving around the island.’
    • ‘The Chief Minister admitted the mistake as a ruckus was created in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly.’
    • ‘After hearing somewhat of a ruckus in the lecture hall, Katt took a detour and poked her head in to investigate.’
    • ‘Unfortunately for them, they caused such a ruckus the teachers could find them wherever they went.’
    • ‘When there's a ruckus in the street outside your home, you fling open the window to see what's happening.’
    • ‘Harry's decision to give up his commission causes an enormous ruckus among his friends and family.’
    • ‘Reports from injured victims suggested the ruckus was sparked by an earlier argument and a fight over a girl.’
    • ‘The problem is that their ruckus interrupts my reading or wakes me up.’
    • ‘The ruckus was loud enough that it caught Sally's attention from across the room.’
    • ‘The hotel manager called in the police to put a stop to the ruckus and detained the mahout for causing extensive damage to hotel property.’
    • ‘Through the drunken ruckus, dim lights, flicker of soju through shot glass, she saw him.’
    • ‘Different studios are involved and there could be a huge ruckus over creative control.’
    • ‘And marriage is very much in the news today, from a royal ruckus to some suburban shenanigans.’
    • ‘And the activists are indeed causing a ruckus in their attempts to effect change.’
    disturbance, racket, uproar, tumult, clamour, brouhaha, furore, hue and cry, palaver, fuss, stir, to-do, storm, maelstrom, melee
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Origin

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

Pronunciation

ruckus

/ˈrʌkəs/