fuddle

play
verb fud·dle \ˈfə-dəl\

Definition of fuddle

fuddled

;

fuddling

play \ˈfəd-liŋ, ˈfə-dəl-iŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  booze, tipple

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to make drunk :  intoxicate

  5. 2 :  to make confused :  muddle corridors, archways, recesses … combined to fuddle any sense of direction — Elizabeth Bowen

Examples of fuddle in a Sentence

  1. the hotel staff is completely fuddled by the guest's request for a dozen pillows

Origin and Etymology of fuddle

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