hornswoggle

play
verb horn·swog·gle \ˈhȯrn-ˌswä-gəl\

Definition of hornswoggle

hornswoggled

;

hornswoggling

play \ˈhȯrn-ˌswä-g(ə-)liŋ\

slang

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  bamboozle, hoax

Examples of hornswoggle in a sentence

  1. I think we've been hornswoggled by that carnival barker.

Origin and Etymology of hornswoggle

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1829



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