[ruhk-uh s] /ˈrʌk əs/
a noisy commotion; fracas; rumpus:
"The losers are sure to raise a ruckus."
a heated controversy:
"Newspapers fostered the ruckus by printing the opponents' letters."
1885–90, Americanism; probably blend of ruction and rumpus
Example Sentences for ruckus
Take the ruckus that has erupted over the demise of the dinosaurs.
Don't intentionally cause a ruckus and then complain about the ruckus.
As usually they make ruckus push the migrants out and then eventually they will migrate back.
Diving from limb to limb, gabbling excitedly, they set up a menacing ruckus.
Not all alien species are from deep space, and not all alien invasions raise a ruckus.
Amazing how a little phase change can cause such a ruckus.
They came to raise a ruckus here this afternoon, to hoot and holler and cut the rug.
Although the generals did not triumph in the courtroom, they caused a ruckus in the world outside.
Villagers in the area awoke last night to quite a ruckus, thinking that an earthquake was underway.
Kim noticed the ruckus so he walked to the top step, lifted his arms and pumped them toward the fans.
British Dictionary definitions for ruckus
ruckus (ˈrʌkəs)
n , pl -uses
informal an uproar; ruction
[C20: from ruction + rumpus]

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Word Origin and History for ruckus
1890, possibly a blend of ruction "disturbance" (1825) and rumpus (q.v.).
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A disturbance; uproar; brawl; rumpus

[1890+; perhaps fr ruction plus rumpus]

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