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tr.v. bum·fuz·zled, bum·fuz·zling, bum·fuz·zles Chiefly Southern US
To confuse: "The American people must be totally bumfuzzled; [we] keep announcing surpluses and we keep having budget fights" (Bill Clinton).

[Probably bum- (alteration, perhaps influenced by bum, of bamboozle) + fuzzle (perhaps blend of fuddle fuzzy).]
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vb (tr)
to confuse
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The University of Oregon's decision to give hundreds of administrators, including some of the school's highest paid brass, raises this year is bumfuzzling, to borrow one of UO President Richard Lariviere's expressions.