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September 27, 2022

Ruckus /noun / ˈrʌkəs/

Ruckus: A noun referring to a state of disorder or commotion. An unexpected series of disorganized noises, actions, or disturbances. In the early 18th century, the Rooks of Scotland used it to mean quarrels or uproar. If you wish to mean a situation or place was disorderly, ruckus may be used to mean the same as disorder. Here are some more examples of the use:

  • When a storm rose at sea, the whole shore was in ruckus as everyone tried to leave early.
  • Arthur said Santa would come this year. Is that what the ruckus is about?
  • In the middle of all the ruckus stood Joyce, heartbroken by what she had just seen.

In a Sentence

He went to the next room to check the cause of the ruckus.

Those children are always causing a ruckus.

When they came, all the ruckus was put to an end.


The word ruckus originated from the Rook in the 18th century. It’s related to the words uproar and quarrel.


Brawl, Commotion, Fracas, Uproar, Disruption


Order, Harmony, Peace, Calm

1 Comment

  1. Michael L. Gassner Junior

    The word of the day needs to be
    used in a complete sentence.
    Sometime during the day.
    Required usage…


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