bamboozle


bam·boo·zle

verb \bam-ˈbü-zəl\

: to trick or confuse (someone)

bam·boo·zledbam·boo·zling\-ˈbüz-liŋ, -ˈbü-zə-\

Full Definition of BAMBOOZLE

transitive verb
1
:  to deceive by underhanded methods :  dupe, hoodwink
2
:  to confuse, frustrate, or throw off thoroughly or completely <a quarterback bamboozled by an unexpected defense>
bam·boo·zle·ment \-ˈbü-zəl-mənt\ noun

Examples of BAMBOOZLE

  1. <bamboozled by con men into buying worthless land in the desert>
  2. <she's completely bamboozled by the latest changes in the tax code>

Origin of BAMBOOZLE

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1703

Rhymes with BAMBOOZLE

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