|Origin:||Perhaps from Romany stariben, sturraben 'prison'|
1 [countable usually singular]
a feeling of excitement or annoyance
create/cause a stir
Plans for the motorway caused quite a stir among locals.
2 [countable usually singular]
an act of stirring something:
Give that pan a stir, will you?
3 [uncountable and countable] American English old-fashioned informal