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bamboozle


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bamboozle  \Bam*boo"zle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bamboozled}  (?); 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Bamboozling}  (?).]  [Said  to  be  of  Gipsy 
  origin.] 
  To  deceive  by  trickery;  to  cajole  by  confusing  the  senses  to 
  hoax;  to  mystify;  to  humbug.  [Colloq.]  --Addison. 
 
  What  oriental  tomfoolery  is  bamboozling  you?  --J.  H. 
  Newman. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bamboozle 
  v  :  conceal  one's  true  motives  from  esp.  by  elaborately 
  feigning  good  intentions  so  as  to  gain  an  end  "He 
  bamboozled  his  professors  into  thinking  that  he  knew  the 
  subject  well"  [syn:  {snow},  {hoodwink},  {lead  by  the  nose}, 
  {play  false}] 




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