fuddled

adjective fud·dled \ ˈfə-dᵊld \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of fuddled

1 : intoxicated by alcohol : drunk
  • The members had all grown so used to his presence they didn't notice him, and they were besides fuddled from too much wine.
  • —Colleen McCullough
  • The natives drank from a cup held in the right hand … All became somewhat fuddled by the number of toasts.
  • —Samuel Eliot Morison
2 : experiencing confusion or disorientation : confused
  • All these comic servants, fuddled noblemen, and goofy juveniles were staples of the old musical comedies, and Wodehouse is the first to say so.
  • —Wilfrid Sheed

First Known Use of fuddled

1656


Learn More about fuddled


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up fuddled? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!