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fud·dle

 (fŭd′l)
v. fud·dled, fud·dling, fud·dles
v.tr.
1. To put into a state of confusion. See Synonyms at befuddle.
2. To make drunk; intoxicate.
v.intr.
To drink; tipple.
n.
A state of confusion or intoxication.

[Origin unknown.]

fuddle

(ˈfʌdəl)
vb
1. (tr; often passive) to cause to be confused or intoxicated
2. (intr) to drink excessively; tipple
n
a muddled or confused state
[C16: of unknown origin]

fud•dle

(ˈfʌd l)

v. -dled, -dling,
n. v.t.
1. to muddle or confuse.
2. to make drunk; intoxicate.
v.i.
3. to tipple.
n.
4. a confused state; muddle; jumble.
[1580–90; orig. uncertain]

fuddle


Past participle: fuddled
Gerund: fuddling

Imperative
fuddle
fuddle
Present
I fuddle
you fuddle
he/she/it fuddles
we fuddle
you fuddle
they fuddle
Preterite
I fuddled
you fuddled
he/she/it fuddled
we fuddled
you fuddled
they fuddled
Present Continuous
I am fuddling
you are fuddling
he/she/it is fuddling
we are fuddling
you are fuddling
they are fuddling
Present Perfect
I have fuddled
you have fuddled
he/she/it has fuddled
we have fuddled
you have fuddled
they have fuddled
Past Continuous
I was fuddling
you were fuddling
he/she/it was fuddling
we were fuddling
you were fuddling
they were fuddling
Past Perfect
I had fuddled
you had fuddled
he/she/it had fuddled
we had fuddled
you had fuddled
they had fuddled
Future
I will fuddle
you will fuddle
he/she/it will fuddle
we will fuddle
you will fuddle
they will fuddle
Future Perfect
I will have fuddled
you will have fuddled
he/she/it will have fuddled
we will have fuddled
you will have fuddled
they will have fuddled
Future Continuous
I will be fuddling
you will be fuddling
he/she/it will be fuddling
we will be fuddling
you will be fuddling
they will be fuddling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fuddling
you have been fuddling
he/she/it has been fuddling
we have been fuddling
you have been fuddling
they have been fuddling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fuddling
you will have been fuddling
he/she/it will have been fuddling
we will have been fuddling
you will have been fuddling
they will have been fuddling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fuddling
you had been fuddling
he/she/it had been fuddling
we had been fuddling
you had been fuddling
they had been fuddling
Conditional
I would fuddle
you would fuddle
he/she/it would fuddle
we would fuddle
you would fuddle
they would fuddle
Past Conditional
I would have fuddled
you would have fuddled
he/she/it would have fuddled
we would have fuddled
you would have fuddled
they would have fuddled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fuddle - a confused multitude of thingsfuddle - a confused multitude of things  
disorderliness, disorder - a condition in which things are not in their expected places; "the files are in complete disorder"
rummage - a jumble of things to be given away
Verb1.fuddle - make stupid with alcoholfuddle - make stupid with alcohol    
inebriate, intoxicate, soak - make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)
2.fuddle - consume alcohol; "We were up drinking all night"
ingest, consume, have, take in, take - serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
tank - consume excessive amounts of alcohol
port - drink port; "We were porting all in the club after dinner"
claret - drink claret; "They were clareting until well past midnight"
bar hop, pub-crawl - go from one pub to the next and get progressively more drunk; "he pub-crawled around Birmingham"
bib, tipple - drink moderately but regularly; "We tippled the cognac"
tope, drink - drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic; "The husband drinks and beats his wife"
hit it up, inebriate, souse, soak - become drunk or drink excessively
wine - drink wine
hold, carry - drink alcohol without showing ill effects; "He can hold his liquor"; "he had drunk more than he could carry"
3.fuddle - be confusing or perplexing tofuddle - be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher"
demoralize - confuse or put into disorder; "the boss's behavior demoralized everyone in the office"
bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, baffle, mystify, nonplus, perplex, puzzle, stupefy, amaze, gravel, vex, pose, stick, beat, get - be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"
disconcert, flurry, confuse, put off - cause to feel embarrassment; "The constant attention of the young man confused her"
disorient, disorientate - cause to be lost or disoriented
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"

fuddle

verb
1. To cause to be unclear in mind or intent:
Informal: throw.
Idiom: make one's head reel.
2. To muddle or stupefy with or as if with alcoholic drink:
References in classic literature ?
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If I could find the mouth," she said, "this Fuddle might be able to talk, and tell us what to do next.
But I've often heard of Fuddlecumjig and the Fuddles, who are said to be the most peculiar people in all the Land of Oz.
Grandmother Gnit made me the mittens, and she's one of the Fuddles.
It's just a habit they have, to scatter themselves, and if they didn't do it they wouldn't be Fuddles.
You will find it something of a job to get all the Fuddles together, so I advise you to begin on the Lord High Chigglewitz, whose first name is Larry.
They now said goodbye to the queer Fuddles and got into their wagon to continue their journey.
The soldiers smoke, guzzle, and get drunk; they are gentle as lambs if you only give them brandy or Moselle, but scholars, and drink, smoke, and fuddle -- ah, yes, that's altogether different.
Fuddle will soon go before the cameras as a major live action/CGI motion picture in the tradition of The Chronicles of Narnia and Oz the Great and Powerful, based on Dr.
Leggatt demonstrates familiarity with Shakespeare criticism and with the reigning theories of early modern culture without allowing a clutter of jargon to fuddle his writing.
Over the years, the following words and phrases have fallen into that category in Canada: parliamentary pugilist (1875); a bag of wind (1878); inspired by forty-rod whiskey (1881); coming into the world by accident (1886); blatherskite (1890); the political sewer pipe from Carleton County (1917); lacking in intelligence (1934); a dim-witted saboteur (1956); liar (consistently from 1959 to the present); a trained seal (1961); evil genius (1962); Canadian Mussolini (1964); pompous ass (1967); fuddle duddie (1971); pig (1977); jerk (1980); sleaze bag (1984); racist (1986); scuzzball (1988).
Likewise intoxicating liquors fuddle the head--they injure no one else.