havoc NOUN 1) widespread destruction. 2) great confusion or disorder.
play havoc with — Cf. ↑play havoc with
ORIGIN Old French havot; the word was originally used in the phrase cry havoc 'give an army the order havoc' , which was the signal for plundering.

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  • Havoc — Hav oc, interj. [See {Havoc}, n.] A cry in war as the signal for indiscriminate slaughter. Toone. [1913 Webster] Do not cry havoc, where you should but hunt With modest warrant. Shak. [1913 Webster] Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war! Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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