Origin of flummoxfrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps
Flummox is defined as to confuse someone.
When you ask someone tough questions about a scientific theory that he is studying and he cannot understand the questions, this is an example of when you flummox.
transitive verbflum·moxed, flum·mox·ing, flum·mox·es Informal
To confuse; perplex.
Origin of flummoxProbably of English dialectal origin
- The complicated rules are likely to flummox new players.
- My order for a vegan meal may flummox the chef at the steakhouse.
- This complex lesson in economics may flummox several of the beginning students.
- The complexity of the Chinese language flummox me.