Bamboozle Bam*boo"zle (b[a^]m*b[=oo]"z'l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bamboozled} (b[a^]m*b[=oo]"z'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bamboozling} (b[a^]m*b[=oo]"zl[i^]ng).] [Said to be of Gipsy origin.] To deceive by trickery; to cajole by confusing the senses; to hoax; to mystify; to humbug. [Colloq.] --Addison. [1913 Webster]

What oriental tomfoolery is bamboozling you? --J. H. Newman. [1913 Webster]

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