[ fuhd-l ]
/ ˈfʌd l /

verb (used with object), fud·dled, fud·dling.

to muddle or confuse: a jumble of sounds to fuddle the senses.
to make drunk; intoxicate.

verb (used without object), fud·dled, fud·dling.

to tipple.


a confused state; muddle; jumble.

Origin of fuddle

First recorded in 1580–90; origin uncertain
Related formsun·fud·dled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fuddle


/ (ˈfʌdəl) /


(tr; often passive) to cause to be confused or intoxicated
(intr) to drink excessively; tipple


a muddled or confused state

Word Origin for fuddle

C16: of unknown origin
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