transitive verb-·dled, -·dling
to confuse or stupefy as with alcoholic liquor; befuddle
Origin of fuddleakin uncertain or unknown; perhaps to German dialect, dialectal fuddeln, to swindle
Rare to drink heavily; tipple
a fuddled condition
verbfud·dled, fud·dling, fud·dles
- To put into a state of confusion. See Synonyms at befuddle.
- To make drunk; intoxicate.
To drink; tipple.
A state of confusion or intoxication.
Origin of fuddleOrigin unknown
(third-person singular simple present fuddles, present participle fuddling, simple past and past participle fuddled)