verb[with object] informal
1Fool or cheat (someone): Tom Sawyer bamboozled the neighborhood boys into doing it for him
More example sentences
- And yet despite the best efforts of America's would-be Ministry of Truthsters to bedazzle and bamboozle the American people, the plain light of reality seems to be shining through.
- Many proprietors of the bigger, touristy houses try to bamboozle people inside.
- That's the kind of thing I love to dig into, a classic case of using statistics to bamboozle people.
early 18th century: of unknown origin.
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