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bamboozle Line breaks: bam|boo¦zle
Pronunciation: /bamˈbuːz(ə)l/

Definition of bamboozle in English:


[with object] informal
Cheat or fool: he bamboozled Canada’s largest banks in a massive counterfeit scam
More example sentences
  • Courtesy is a luxury that real reporters often have to sacrifice in the line of duty, especially when bamboozled by double talk.
  • It can't be easy to find rich suckers who can be bamboozled into buying this.
  • Documents rarely set out to trick historians, but they can bamboozle the unwary at every turn.


Pronunciation: /bamˈbuːzlə/
Example sentences
  • The era has passed of relentless pace dominating around the world, and with tours becoming shorter and more frequent, the bamboozlers, the twirly men of mystery deliveries, are a must.
  • On show after show this week, the bamboozlers are going on the air and spouting the most ridiculous lies.
  • What I'm talking about are serial losers and bamboozlers, serial frauds and fakes, serial blusterers and blowhards.


Early 18th century: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with bamboozle

accusal, foozle, ouzel, perusal, refusal
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