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Meaning of BAMBOOZLE

Pronunciation:  bam'boozul

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\Bam*boo"zle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bamboozled} (?);
p. pr. & vb. n. {Bamboozling} (?).] [Said to be of Gipsy
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.

Thesaurus Terms
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