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tr.v. bam·boo·zled, bam·boo·zling, bam·boo·zles Informal
1. To deceive or dupe; hoodwink. See Synonyms at deceive.
2. To confuse; bewilder.

[Origin unknown.]

bam·boo′zle·ment n.
bam·boo′zler n.
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