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  1. a person who puzzles.
  2. a baffling thing or problem.
  3. a person who is occupied or amused by solving puzzles.
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Origin of puzzler

First recorded in 1645–55; puzzle + -er1
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Related Words for puzzler

riddle, conundrum, puzzle, mystification, perplexity, stickler, question, cliffhanger, twister, subtlety, occult, puzzlement, cryptogram, crux, difficulty, enigma, secrecy, poser, why, charade

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British Dictionary definitions for puzzler


  1. a person or thing that puzzles
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Word Origin and History for puzzler


1650s, agent noun from puzzle (v.).

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