bumfuzzle

bumfuzzle

[buhm-fuhz-uhl]
verb (used with object), bumfuzzled, bumfuzzling. Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.

Origin:
1900–05; bum- (expressive prefix, perhaps to be identified with the initial syllable of bamboozle) + fuzzle to confuse (perhaps expressive alteration of fuddle)

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