He could but compose the sort of thing the court wanted of him, and in order to that, had to fuddle his brains first, poor fellow!
One day Mr. Kordé had drunk himself into an unusual state of fuddle.
You'll give a body a furlough, by the way of blowing off the fuddle he has on hand?
But there is no doubt that the lion of the evening was—the “fuddle.”
The horrid creatures are going to fuddle at the tea-garden, and get tipsy like their masters.
Thee-ing and thou-ing till it is enough to fuddle a sober man's wits.
Hamla Ombashi is a corporal of the transport service, and "fuddle" is to sit down.
His head was a fuddle of bushy hair and whiskers, from which his eyes peered with a guilty slant.
Nazinred and Mozwa had never seen anything of the kind before, or heard the strains of a “fuddle.”
We shall want very clear heads for what's in front of us, and I'm not going to fuddle mine for a commencement.
1580s, originally "to get drunk," later "to confuse as though with drink" (c.1600), of uncertain origin, perhaps from Low German fuddeln "work in a slovenly manner (as if drunk)," from fuddle "worthless cloth." The more common derivative befuddle appeared 1887. Related: Fuddled; fuddling.