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ferdutzt

[ fer-duhtst ]
/ fərˈdʌtst /
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adjective Chiefly Pennsylvania German Area.

confused; bewildered.

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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Origin of ferdutzt

<Pennsylvania German, German verdutzt bewildered, nonplussed <Middle Dutch, past participle of verdotten to confuse; akin to dote
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