Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Suggested by Adriana S.

Definition: (from
-verb (used with object)
1. informal. to bewilder; confound; confuse

"I spend most of my time in math class completely flummoxed."
"Sometimes I think technology exists just to flummox people rather than help them."

Origin: (from
"1837, can't word, origin uncertain, probably from some forgotten British dialect. Candidates cluster in Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, southern Cheshire and also in Sheffield. 'The formation seems to be onomatopœic, expressive of the notion of throwing down roughly and untidily.'"

Awkwardness rating: 6

Even Jackie Chan gets flummoxed sometimes. (

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