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hornswoggle

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verb horn·swog·gle \-ˌswä-gəl\

Definition of hornswoggle

hornswoggled

hornswoggling

play \-g(ə-)liŋ\

slang

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  bamboozle, hoax



Examples of hornswoggle in a sentence

  1. <I think we've been hornswoggled by that carnival barker.>



Origin and Etymology of hornswoggle

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1829


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