1. [syn: bamboozle, snow, hoodwink, pull the wool over someone's eyes, lead by the nose, play false]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
What oriental tomfoolery is bamboozling you? --J. H.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately
feigning good intentions so as to gain an end; "He
bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the
subject well" [syn: bamboozle, snow, hoodwink, pull
the wool over someone's eyes, lead by the nose, play
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
65 Moby Thesaurus words for "bamboozle":
addle, amaze, baffle, beat, befool, beguile, betray, bilk, bluff,
boggle, buffalo, cajole, cheat on, chicane, circumvent, confound,
conjure, daze, deceive, delude, diddle, double-cross, dupe,
flimflam, floor, fool, forestall, fuddle, gammon, get, get around,
gull, hoax, hocus-pocus, hoodwink, hornswaggle, humbug, juggle,
keep in suspense, let down, lick, maze, mock, muddle, mystify,
nonplus, outmaneuver, outreach, outsmart, outwit, overreach,
perplex, pigeon, play one false, put something over, puzzle, snow,
stick, string along, stump, swindle, take in, throw, trick,