intransitive verb boggled, boggling
- to be startled or frightened (at); shy away
- to hesitate (at); have scruples
- to be or become confused or overwhelmed as by something very difficult, surprising, vast, etc.
< Scot bogle, specter; prob. < ME bugge, specter (as in bugbear); now assoc. with bungle
an act or instance of boggling