- The definition of bamboozle means to confuse, deceive or cheat by trickery.
A person getting talked into paying more for something than it's worth is an example of a bamboozle.
transitive verbbam·boo·zled, bam·boo·zling, bam·boo·zles Informal
- To deceive or dupe; hoodwink. See Synonyms at deceive.
- To confuse; bewilder.
Origin of bamboozleOrigin unknown.
(third-person singular simple present bamboozles, present participle bamboozling, simple past and past participle bamboozled)
Derivative of 17th century vernacular "bam" (to trick, to con), which is a derivative of "bam" in noun use (fraudster, cheat). Further etymology Unknown.