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confusticate

[kuh n-fuhs-ti-keyt] /kənˈfʌs tɪˌkeɪt/
verb (used with object), confusticated, confusticating.
1.
Slang. to confuse or perplex; bewilder.
Origin
1845-1850
1845-50; used by J.R.R. Tolkien in The Hobbit; pseudo-Latinism formed from English confuse
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Contemporary definitions for confusticate
verb

to confuse

Word Origin

alteration of confuse or confound

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Word Origin and History for confusticate
v.

mid-19c., a fantastical American English coinage from confound or confuse, perhaps originally in minstrel show comedy, along with confubuscate, conflabberated, etc.

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