Friday, June 5, 2009


Definition: (from
-verb (used with object)
1. to deceive or get the better of (someone) by trickery, flattery, or the like; humbug; hoodwink
2. to perplex; mystify; confound
-verb (used without object)
3. to practice trickery, deception, cozenage, or the like

"She has one of those things to put jewels all over your clothes...what do you call it...a Bamboozler?" "No, that would be a BeDazzler."
"I was bamboozled into coming to this stupid party; there was supposed to be some awesome band here."

Origin: (from
"1703, originally a slang or cant word, perhaps Scottish from bombaze 'perplex,' related to bombast, or French embabuiner 'to make a fool (lit. 'baboon') of.'"

Awkwardness rating: 5

I won't be bamboozled again. (

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