bumfuzzled

Bewildered, confused; used to refer to something you don't understand and have no explanation for.

I talked to a couple of my friends who have flying services, and they're just bumfuzzled, said Jimmy Ervin... (actual quote from an AP news item, found here http://www.salon.com/news/wire/2001/10/23/cropduster/index.html)


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  • bumfuzzled — /bum fuz euhld/, adj. Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. baffled; befuddled; confused. [1900 05; bum (expressive prefix, perh. to be identified with the initial syll. of BAMBOOZLE) + fuzzle to confuse (perh. expressive alter. of FUDDLE) +… …   Universalium

  • bumfuzzled — /bum fuz euhld/, adj. Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. baffled; befuddled; confused. [1900 05; bum (expressive prefix, perh. to be identified with the initial syll. of BAMBOOZLE) + fuzzle to confuse (perh. expressive alter. of FUDDLE) +… …   Useful english dictionary

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