flummox

[ fluhm-uhks ]
/ ˈflʌm əks /

verb (used with object) Informal.

to bewilder; confound; confuse.

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Origin of flummox

First recorded in 1830–40; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for flummox

flummox
/ (ˈflʌməks) /

verb

(tr) to perplex or bewilder

Word Origin for flummox

C19: of unknown origin
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