What does bamboozle mean?

Definitions for bamboozlebæmˈbu zəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  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"


  1. bamboozle(Verb)

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

  2. Origin: 18th century. .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bamboozle(verb)

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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bamboozle

    bam-bōō′zl, v.t. to deceive: to confound or mystify.—n. Bamboo′zlement. [Of cant origin—but not Gipsy; first appears about 1700.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bamboozle in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bamboozle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Walter Lippmann:

    Successful ... politicians are insecure and intimidated men. They advance politically only as they placate, appease, bribe, seduce, bamboozle or otherwise manage to manipulate the demanding and threatening elements in their constituencies.

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