Gore stood up to challenge Bush in this 2000 debate, but got flummoxed and deflated by a simple nod.
Even the most devoted foodies and wine aficionados can be flummoxed by the best wine-and-food pairings.
Like most viewers, however, Feinstein is flummoxed over whom the Maclestones are based on.
The finest minds in the Western intelligence community were flummoxed.
Ellen is certainly not likely to play the part of Cowell's ditsy, flummoxed sidekick.
As the interview comes to a close, Baldwin is flummoxed by two final questions.
His campaign is buying time until the debate; flummoxed Republicans are anticipating it—and dreading it.
I am all too flummoxed by the masquerade in the tourney round about me.
But when you arst 'im what ought to be done--'e's flummoxed.'
Only lately I was flummoxed by a gent asking for a liqueur I'd never 'eard of.
1837, cant word, origin uncertain, probably from some forgotten British dialect. Candidates cluster in Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, southern Cheshire and also in Sheffield. "The formation seems to be onomatopœic, expressive of the notion of throwing down roughly and untidily." Never let it be said that the OED editors lacked imagination. Related: Flummoxed.
Confused and turbulent; baffling or baffled: ''One never knows, do one,'' I said, and left him flummoxed (1837+)
A failure; disaster; fuck-up: The solemn commemoration was a total flummox (1851+)
To spoil; upset; confound: Fu-Manchu tries to abduct a missionary who has flummoxed his plans in China (1837+)
[fr British dialect, ''maul, bewilder'']