ruction

[ ruhk-shuh n ]
/ ˈrʌk ʃən /

noun

a disturbance, quarrel, or row.

Nearby words

  1. ruck-rover,
  2. ruckle,
  3. ruckman,
  4. rucksack,
  5. ruckus,
  6. ruda sląska,
  7. ruda śląska,
  8. rudaceous,
  9. rudbeckia,
  10. rudd

Origin of ruction

First recorded in 1815–25; origin uncertain

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British Dictionary definitions for ruction

ruction

/ (ˈrʌkʃən) /

noun informal

an uproar; noisy or quarrelsome disturbance
(plural) a violent and unpleasant row; troublethere'll be ructions when she finds out

Word Origin for ruction

C19: perhaps changed from insurrection

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Word Origin and History for ruction

ruction

n.

"disturbance," 1825, dialectal or colloquial, of unknown origin. Perhaps from eruption or an altered shortening of insurrection.

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