a) A noisy disturbance and/or commotion.
b) A row, fight.

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  • ruckus — [[t]rʌ̱kəs[/t]] N SING If someone or something causes a ruckus, they cause a great deal of noise, argument, or confusion. [AM, INFORMAL] This caused such a ruckus all over Japan that they had to change their mind …   English dictionary

  • ruckus — [“rakas] n. a commotion; an uproar. □ Quiet, please. Don’t raise such a ruckus. □ The boss kicked up quite a ruckus when I came in late …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • ruckus — noun Etymology: probably blend of ruction and rumpus Date: circa 1890 row, disturbance < raise a ruckus > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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