bamboozled

adjective
bam·boo·zled | \ bam-ˈbü-zəld \

Definition of bamboozled 

informal

: thrown into a state of confusion or bewilderment especially by being deliberately fooled or misled Some consumers are so bamboozled by slick sales talk that they pay extra for amazingly bad deals. —Mike McClintock I had him so bamboozled he didn't know which way was up. —Jerry Spinelli

First Known Use of bamboozled

1866, in the meaning defined above

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