"bamboozle" Definition

  1. to deceive, make fun of, or cheat a person; abbreviated to BAM, which is sometimes used also as a substantive—a deception, a sham, a “sell.” _Swift_ says BAMBOOZLE was invented by a nobleman in the reign of Charles II.; but this is very likely an error. The probability is that a nobleman then first _used_ it in polite society. The term is derived from the _Gipsies_.

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Position in the dictionary: 90 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: bandannah, banded, bandy, bang, bang-up, bank, bantling, banyan-day, bar, barber’s cat
Previous words in the dictionary: balmy, ballast, ballambangjang., bale up, bald-faced stag, balaam, baker’s dozen, baked, bags, bagman

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