fuddled

adjective
fud·​dled | \ ˈfə-dᵊld How to pronounce fuddled (audio) \

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
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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Fuddled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fuddled. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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