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Bambooʹzle

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To cheat by cunning, or daze with tricks.

“The third refinement observable in the letter I send you, consists of the choice of certain words invented by some pretty fellows, such as banter, bamboozle … and kidney … some of which are now struggling for the vogue, and others are in possession of it.”—Swift: The Tatler (Sept. 28, 1710).

To bamboozle into (doing something). To induce by trickery.

To bamboozle one out of something. To get something by trickery.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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