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bam·boo·zle / bamˈboōzəl/ • v. [tr.] inf. fool or cheat (someone): Tom Sawyer bamboozled the neighborhood boys into doing it for him. ∎  (often be bamboozled) confound or perplex: bamboozled by the number of savings plans being offered.

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bamboozle trick, cheat, mystify. XVIII. prob. of cant orig.; cf. Sc. bumbaze, bom- (XVII).

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