Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
from 2005 supplement
CARFUFFLE, v. and n. Add variants kerfuffle, cafoofle
I. 1. Add quot.: Abd. 1996 Sheena Blackhall Wittgenstein's Web 48:
Twis his first job, straucht frae schuil, though 'straucht' wisna a wird fowk hung on the peg that was hissel, for he wis a kerfuffled kinno a craitur, wi mair neuks an furliegorums than an octopus's oxters.
II. 2. Add quot.: Kcb., Dmf. 1988 W. A. D. and D. Riach A Galloway Glossary :
carfuffle a mixed-up fight, a brawl
II. 3. Add quots.: Arg. 1993 :
That was a cafoofle yesterday! [road caved in owing to collapse of old mine workings] Sc. 1995 Herald 4 May 15:
It was an awfy chave and caused a carfuffle but I managed to get the chappit cabok down the caddie's craig. It was something of a struggle and created a certain amount of disorder but I succeeded in persuading my pet lamb to eat the mashed cheese. Sc. 1998 Edinburgh Evening News 16 Mar 12:
I am totally bemused by all the carfuffle surrounding a temporary home for the proposed Scottish Parliament.
After nearly 300 years what do two more years matter? What is so sacred about the year 1999?
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