What does scuffle mean?

Definitions for scuffleˈskʌf əl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word scuffle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hassle, scuffle, tussle, dogfight, rough-and-tumble(noun)

    disorderly fighting

  2. scuffle, scuffle hoe, Dutch hoe(noun)

    a hoe that is used by pushing rather than pulling

  3. scramble, scuffle(verb)

    an unceremonious and disorganized struggle

  4. shuffle, scuffle, shamble(verb)

    walk by dragging one's feet

    "he shuffled out of the room"; "We heard his feet shuffling down the hall"

  5. scuffle, tussle(verb)

    fight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters

    "the drunken men started to scuffle"


  1. scuffle(Noun)

    A rough disorderly fight or struggle at close quarters

  2. scuffle(Noun)

    A Dutch hoe, manipulated by both pushing and pulling

  3. scuffle(Verb)

    To fight or struggle confusedly at close quarters.

  4. scuffle(Verb)

    To walk with a shuffling gait.

  5. Origin: Possibly of Scandinavian origin. Compare Swedish skuff and skuffa, from the Germanic base *.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scuffle(verb)

    to strive or struggle with a close grapple; to wrestle in a rough fashion

  2. Scuffle(verb)

    hence, to strive or contend tumultuously; to struggle confusedly or at haphazard

  3. Scuffle(noun)

    a rough, haphazard struggle, or trial of strength; a disorderly wrestling at close quarters

  4. Scuffle(noun)

    hence, a confused contest; a tumultuous struggle for superiority; a fight

  5. Scuffle(noun)

    a child's pinafore or bib

  6. Scuffle(noun)

    a garden hoe

  7. Origin: [Freq. of scuff, v.i.; cf. Sw. skuffa to push, shove, skuff a push, Dan. skuffe a drawer, a shovel, and E. shuffle, shove. See Shove, and cf. Shuffle.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scuffle

    skuf′l, v.i. to struggle closely: to fight confusedly.—n. a struggle in which the combatants grapple closely: any confused contest.—n. Scuff′ler, one who, or that which, scuffles. [A freq. of Sw. skuffa, to shove, skuff, a blow.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scuffle in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scuffle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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Translations for scuffle

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • raufen, Rauferei, balgen, Handgemenge, schlurfenGerman
  • azada holandesa, reñir, riñaSpanish
  • kahina, kituuttaa, laahustaa, kitkutella, käsirysy, kahista, nujakoida, nujakka, kahakoida, kahakka, kitkuttaaFinnish
  • échauffourée, binette, rixeFrench
  • csoszogHungarian
  • rissa, baruffa, zuffaItalian
  • schermutselingen, handgemeen, roepen, scheldpartij, schelden, schoffel, schermutselingDutch
  • драться, драка, шаркать, стычкаRussian
  • handgemäng, slagsmålSwedish

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