fud·​dled ˈfə-dᵊld How to pronounce fuddled (audio)
: 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
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fuddled was in 1656

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“Fuddled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fuddled. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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