Sunday, November 21, 2010


Bamboozle \bam-BOO-zuhl\ , verb;
1. To deceive or get the better of (somebody) by trickery, flattery, or the like
2. To perplex; mystify

According to
Dating to 1703 this was originally a slang or cant word, perhaps from Scottish from bombaze ("perplex") which is related to bombast, or French embabuiner ("to make a fool of", literally "to make a baboon of").

*Today's word and the first definition were both taken from's 'Word of the Day' for Sunday, November 21

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