[ ruhk-shuh n ]
/ ˈrʌk ʃən /


a disturbance, quarrel, or row.


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Origin of ruction

First recorded in 1815–25; origin uncertain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for 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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