a lot of noise or disturbance
rumpus - uproar
If there is a loud commotion or confused quarrel going on, then it can be called a ‘rumpus’. There are quite a number of words that express such a disturbance, but unlike synonyms such as ‘fracas’ or ‘brawl’, this informal term generally refers to something overly boisterous rather than nasty or violent.
There was a bit of a rumpus going on in the boss’s office this morning. She was clearly not happy with a few members of the team.
I have no doubt that the reforms will cause a massive rumpus, but people will soon get used to the idea and things will settle down again.
Even though I had very strong opinions about what had gone wrong with the task, I didn’t share them as I wished to avoid a rumpus.