bamboozle (băm-BŌŌ-zəl)


Definition (Verb) To deceive by trickery, hoax, cozen, impose upon. In Context "No statesman, however old, eminent, selfish, or resourceful, was able for long to bamboozle or bedazzle his equally famous, and equally adroit, colleagues; only Bismarck, and perhaps Beaconsfield during the first fortnight, succeeded in establishing over the other delegates something of the personal ascendancy that they enjoyed in their own cabinets." W. N. Medlicott, The Congress of Berlin and After: A Diplomatic History of the Near Eastern Settlement, 1878-1880, Second Edition, 1963.