[ bog-uh l ]
/ ˈbɒg əl /

verb (used with object), bog·gled, bog·gling.

to overwhelm or bewilder, as with the magnitude, complexity, or abnormality of: The speed of light boggles the mind.
to bungle; botch.

verb (used without object), bog·gled, bog·gling.


Origin of boggle

First recorded in 1590–1600; perhaps from boggle2

Related forms

bog·gling·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for boggled


/ (ˈbɒɡəl) /

verb (intr often foll by at)

to be surprised, confused, or alarmed (esp in the phrase the mind boggles)
to hesitate or be evasive when confronted with a problem
(tr) to baffle; bewilder; puzzle

Word Origin for boggle

C16: probably variant of bogle 1
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