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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Bamboozle \Bam*boo"zle\ (b[a^]m*b[=oo]"z'l), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     {Bamboozled} (b[a^]m*b[=oo]"z'ld); p. pr. & vb. n.
     {Bamboozling} (b[a^]m*b[=oo]"zl[i^]ng).] [Said to be of Gipsy
     To deceive by trickery; to cajole by confusing the senses; to
     hoax; to mystify; to humbug. [Colloq.] --Addison.

     [1913 Webster]
           What oriental tomfoolery is bamboozling you? --J. H.
     [1913 Webster]

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