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fuddle

play
verb fud·dle \ˈfə-dəl\

Definition of fuddle

fud·dledfud·dling play \ˈfəd-liŋ, ˈfə-dəl-iŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  booze, tipple

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to make drunk :  intoxicate

  5. 2 :  to make confused :  muddle <corridors, archways, recesses … combined to fuddle any sense of direction — Elizabeth Bowen>



Examples of fuddle

  1. <the hotel staff is completely fuddled by the guest's request for a dozen pillows>



Origin of fuddle

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1588

Rhymes with fuddle



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