Monday, April 12, 2010

word of the day :: bamboozle


–verb (used with object)
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.

-verb (used without object)
3. to practice trickery, deception, cozenage, or the like.

1695-1705; orig. uncert.
"It is well known what a middle man is: he is a man who bamboozles one party and plunders the other."
 :: Benjamin Disraeli ::
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