verb[with object] • informal
- 1Fool or cheat (someone): Tom Sawyer bamboozled the neighborhood boys into doing it for himMore 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.
- 1.1Confound or perplex: bamboozled by the number of savings plans being offeredMore example sentences
- It's one of those odd areas of spelling that bamboozles me.
- To be honest, I am bamboozled by Bulgarian pizza.
- A disc in the wrong box completely bamboozled me.
early 18th century: of unknown origin.
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