verb (used with object), bamboozled, bamboozling.

  1. to deceive or get the better of (someone) by trickery, flattery, or thelike; humbug; hoodwink (often followed by into): They bamboozled us into joining the club. Synonyms: gyp, dupe, trick, cheat, swindle, defraud, flimflam, hoax,gull, rook; delude, mislead, fool.
  2. to perplex; mystify; confound. Synonyms: befog, bewilder, puzzle, baffle, dumbfound.
verb (used without object), bamboozled, bamboozling.


  1. to practice trickery, deception, cozenage, or the like: He bamboozled his way to the top.

Fiction Writing Prompt: Use the word of the week in whatever you write today.

Journaling Prompt: Write about something that bamboozles you.

Art Prompt: Bamboozle

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt:Use the word of the week in your article or speech.

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