Meaning of bamboozle

bam•boo•zle

Pronunciation: (bam-b'zul), [key]
— v., -zled, -zling.
—v.t.
  1. to deceive or get the better of (someone) by trickery, flattery, or the like; humbug; hoodwink (often fol. by into): They bamboozled us into joining the club.
  2. to perplex; mystify.
—v.i.
  1. to practice trickery, deception, cozenage, or the like.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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