What is the meaning, origin and usage of word ‘Bamboozle’?

Meaning: The word bamboozle denotes tricking or deceiving someone, often by confusing them.

Origin: The word, which has been around since 1703, is originally a slang word of unknown origin. Some suggest that it is perhaps of Scottish origin from bombaze, bumbaze "confound, perplex”, while others believe that it might be related to French embabouiner to make a fool.”

 Following steady usage for over a hundred years, the word has become more popular and found more usage in this century.

Usage: She bamboozled the opposition batters with her turn and bounce to help her side win the cricket match.

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