bamboozle bamboozle

Definition(s):

  • (v) conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end

Usage(s):

  1. There was a systematic attempt to bamboozle us.
  2. Some of his colleagues, Andreski writes, must in turn be moved by n Bam, the need to bamboozle.
  3. When somebody is trying to bamboozle you, when they are trying to hoodwink you.

News

  • Letter to the Editor: Stop the attacks against Tanya Coke

    It is unimaginable to anyone who has met Board of Education member Tanya Coke or had the opportunity to discuss our children's education with her that anyone could call her a bully and a "bamboozle"-er. Is this political theatre really what moves our town? That is appalling.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: The Montclair Times

Quotes

  1. Obama said: "You all know the okey-doke, when someone's trying to bamboozle you, when they're trying to hoodwink you. You can't say that -- 'He's not ready on Day One unless he's willing to be your vice president, then he's ready on Day One.' "
    on Mar 10, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

  2. Mr. Rahall said the ads amounted to "one segment of the energy industry trying to bamboozle the general public and policy makers to sell more of its product."
    on Apr 26, 2007 By: Nick Rahall Source: Wall Street Journal

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