verb (used with object) Informal.
Origin of flummox
Examples from the Web for flummoxed
Today, researchers are flummoxed as to the whereabouts of this gargantuan cultural artifact.
The finest minds in the Western intelligence community were flummoxed.The British Punk Band That Fooled Reagan, Thatcher And The CIA|Nico Hines|January 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gore stood up to challenge Bush in this 2000 debate, but got flummoxed and deflated by a simple nod.Presidential Debate Wins and Fails: Reagan, Gore, Bush & More (VIDEO)|The Daily Beast|October 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
His campaign is buying time until the debate; flummoxed Republicans are anticipating it—and dreading it.How Mitt Romney Can Win the First Debate With Obama|Robert Shrum|September 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
As the interview comes to a close, Baldwin is flummoxed by two final questions.
But when you arst 'im what ought to be done--'e's flummoxed.'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists|Robert Tressell
I am all too flummoxed by the masquerade in the tourney round about me.Fantasia of the Unconscious|D. H. Lawrence
Only lately I was flummoxed by a gent asking for a liqueur I'd never 'eard of.The King of Schnorrers|Israel Zangwill
Word Origin for flummox
1837, cant word, origin uncertain, probably from some forgotten British dialect. Candidates cluster in Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, southern Cheshire and also in Sheffield. "The formation seems to be onomatopœic, expressive of the notion of throwing down roughly and untidily." Never let it be said that the OED editors lacked imagination. Related: Flummoxed.