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Meaning of BAMBOOZLE

Pronunciation:  bam'boozul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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"
 

BAMBOOZLE is a 9 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: hoodwink, lead by the nose, play false, pull the wool over someone's eyes, snow
 
 See Also: betray, deceive, lead astray

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: addle, amaze, baffle, beat, befool, beguile, betray, bilk, bluff, boggle, buffalo, cajole, cheat on, chicane, circumvent, confound, conjure, daze, deceive, delude, diddle, double-cross, dupe, flimflam, floor, fool, forestall, fuddle, gammon, get, get around, gull, hoax, hocus-pocus, hoodwink, hornswaggle, humbug, juggle, keep in suspense, let down, lick, maze, mock, muddle, mystify, nonplus, outmaneuver, outreach, outsmart, outwit, overreach, perplex, pigeon, play one false, put something over, puzzle, snow, stick, string along, stump, swindle, take in, throw, trick, two-time
 

 

 

 

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