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Flummux (To)

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To bamboozle, to deceive; to be in a quandary. “I am regularly flummuxed”—i.e. perplexed. The first syllable is probably a variant of flam, humbug, deception, and the word seems to be compounded on the model of the word “perplex.”

“For the privates, the sergeants, and spectors,

She flummuxed them all to a coon.”


Sims: Dagonet Ballads (Moll Jarvis).

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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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