Definitions for bamboozlebæmˈbu zəl

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word bamboozle

Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. bamboozle, snow, hoodwink, pull the wool over someone's eyes, lead by the nose, play false(verb)

    conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end

    "He bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. bamboozle(Verb)

    To con, defraud, trick, to make a fool of, to humbug or impose on someone.

  2. Origin: 18th century. .

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Bamboozle(verb)

    to deceive by trickery; to cajole by confusing the senses; to hoax; to mystify; to humbug

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Bamboozle

    Bamboozle! was a quiz game featured on Channel 4 Teletext in the United Kingdom. It was originally part of Teletext's "Fun & Games" category, though the rest of the category had been discontinued for some years before Bamboozle! ended. The last edition, themed around ends and lasts, appeared on Monday 14 December 2009. The Boozler 'family' appeared one last time on Tuesday 15 December 2009 [pictured right] saying farewell to the Teletext audience. On 9th August 2010 Bamboozle! was given a new home by Teletext on the iPhone complete with all the retro graphics. As Of September 2010, Bamboozle returned to Teletext. Bamboozle! was originally intended as a real-time game that could be played in conjunction with a broadcast TV programme using a similar multiple choice format as Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. The decision by the new broadcast teletext franchise holders in 1993 to opt for X.25 packet switching meant that it was impossible to adequately synchronise the broadcast of teletext content in the context of a TV programme. The format thus fell back to the form it had operated in largely unchanged since 1993.

Translations for bamboozle

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for bamboozle »


Find a translation for the bamboozle definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these bamboozle definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"bamboozle." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 30 Mar. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for bamboozle? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for bamboozle:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.