bumfuzzle

[buhm-fuhz-uh l]

verb (used with object), bum·fuz·zled, bum·fuz·zling. Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.


Origin of bumfuzzle

1900–05; bum- (expressive prefix, perhaps to be identified with the initial syllable of bamboozle) + fuzzle to confuse (perhaps expressive alteration of fuddle)
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