Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “scuffle”

scuffle

noun [C]  /ˈskʌf·əl/ us  
a short fight that is filled with confusion: He had gotten into a scuffle with another employee.
scuffle
verb [I/T]  /ˈskʌf·əl/ us  
[I] Two men were scuffling on the sidewalk.
(Definition of scuffle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of scuffle?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Fighting, but you might be interested in these topics from the War, peace and fighting topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “scuffle” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

stampede

When animals or people stampede, they all move quickly in the same direction, often because they are frightened.

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More