- to confuse or mix up: Don't ferhoodle the things in that drawer.
Origin of ferhoodle
< Pennsylvania German verhuddle to tangle, confuse; compare German verhudeln to bungle, botch
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Word Origin and History for ferhoodle
"to confuse, perplex," from Pennsylvania German verhuddle "to confuse, tangle," related to German verhudeln "to bungle, botch." Related: Ferhoodled; ferhoodling.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper