Bamboozle is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand bamboozle (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use bamboozle in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of bamboozle, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of bamboozle, followed by 45 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end
EXAMPLES - Bamboozle in a Sentence
- Obama thinks that he can "bamboozle" American people "... (source)
- Obama says Clinton is trying to 'hoodwink,' 'bamboozle' Americans (source)
- President Obama: Republicans want to 'bamboozle' voters this November (source)
- This is the razzle dazzle of a master, trying to bamboozle the public. (source)
- Would a business smarts administrator have seen through the above bamboozle? (source)
- Another attempt by Republican Obstructionists to "bamboozle" the American taxpayers. (source)
- Both parties had prints all over the dereg bamboozle that kicked the economy over the cliff. (source)
- Another one is 'bamboozle' which I always picture as a dorkish bumbling dimwit, but a lovable one. (source)
- March 25, 2009 bamboozle the nation - Comcast, AT&T say No! to RIAA 3-strikes plan, March 26, 2009 | (source)
- "bamboozle" and "flim-flam", without a care for the effects that their failure is having on the masses. (source)
- He said processors want the panel dismissed because it's easier to "bamboozle" an independent arbitrator. (source)
- The chapter on "bamboozle" describes how trickery, fraud and deceit have become a way of life in modern China. (source)
- It's too quaint to be seen as overly nasty - the Clintons are trying to "bamboozle" you, not you're being lied to. (source)
- I use "bamboozle" all the time, because no other word really captures the essence of a snake-oil con-job quite as perfectly. (source)
- If you want to bamboozle people into supporting payouts to the major drug companies you had better call them medicine manufacturers. (source)
- Now she has her wealthy bully supporters making threats to the Democrats if they don't support her in trying to "bamboozle" this election. (source)
- Yesterday at a fundraiser in Atlanta, President Obama took a jab at Republicans for failing to break away from President Bush and trying to "bamboozle" the (source)
- You either engage in an honest conversation with your voters about the real world and then honor their wishes, or you bamboozle them and do what you please. (source)
- Rare plant in forest has botanists bamboozled help save a native plant, nicknamed "bamboozle" for its confusing beginnings, that has been newly discovered in a (source)
- "bamboozle" MPs with a "haphazard" and wholly inadequate presentation cars since President Jacob Zuma announced his new Cabinet in May this year, the Alliance said. (source)
- Yet if the president and the Democratic Party successfully bamboozle voters, they may win back independents and registered Democrats who voted for Republicans in 2010. (source)
- Yann Martel in his introduction to his incredible book 'The life of pi' says you cant go wrong if you use the word 'bamboozle' in India where apparently it is very popular. (source)
- If he manages to use these three 'Bs' to bamboozle a credulous electorate into voting him back into power it will be the bounden duty of the said Establishment to remove him. (source)
- Glib red herring consumer protection proposals that are geared to bamboozle the coveted middle class into thinking that Uncle Charlie really give a rat's ass about their lives. (source)
- They faced down the unlimited resources some of the most powerful companies in the country, able to buy or bamboozle a majority of the members of Congress to accept their positions. (source)
- I also know that the "bamboozle" line was a call-out to Malcolm X, and, unlike Henderson, apparently, I know it's an actual Malcolm quote, not just something "as portrayed in" a movie. (source)
- You managed to bamboozle Mitch McConnell into making you the ranking Republican on a committee you have no qualifications to be on, and you are questioning the qualifications of someone else? (source)
- So when a politician or Wall Street CEO performs the usual verbal gymnastics in an attempt to befuddle and bamboozle us, his words will immediately be translated into clear and precise language. (source)
- I'm not sure "okey-doke" "bamboozle" and "hoodwink" are the hippest terms to use, but I suppose he is speaking to a diverse audience, and Clinton has been claiming the senior vote, so, sure why not. (source)
- The dialogue between Don Manuel and Don Philip, in which the former undertakes to "bamboozle" the son of his friend, whom he conceives to be an arrant impostor, is absolutely a masterpiece of humour. (source)
- Now, Wilmington is a delightful city, and I suspect that the jewelers and gold dealers in your city are a better breed than the mountebanks in Florida, where the old "bamboozle" seems to be common practice. (source)
- Though Harding had been offered a hearing after the fact - something the party constitution did not provide for - the tight timeframes were designed to "bamboozle" him into condoning the treatment he had received. (source)
- But their argument is baloney, and they know it because Calbuzz and the Times told them the actual partisan composition of the survey before they put out email memos and tweets designed to confuse and bamboozle readers. (source)
- And some clever PR marketing illusionists have figured out a way to bamboozle you, bamboozle the public and bamboozle the news media by rebranding something you threw out into thinking it is a Real Party - or a movement! (source)
- He defined it, back in 1995, as a "shamelessly demagogic campaign to frighten older Americans into thinking that deficit reduction might soon leave them destitute in the snow, and to bamboozle them with pie in the medical sky." (source)
- He must go after him, pounce on him and pummel him - and then he'd let him go - and perhaps Ern would spin such a wonderful tale to Old Clear-Orf about queer mysteries up on Christmas Hill that it would bamboozle the policeman completely. (source)
- And in the US, the Big 4 are trying, and failing, to use their RIAA and the corporate media to bamboozle the nation into believing major American ISPs are firmly behind the plan, which claims providers are willing to become copyright enforcers. (source)
- | Reply | Permalink golly, if one was a suspicious type, one would think this was highly orchestrated p.r. move to hoodwink those 'low info' voters and the cable news chattermonkeys. what's that word josh likes to use -- oh yeah, 'bamboozle' the yokels. (source)
- When, years before the Smart bamboozle, the erstwhile archbishop of Detroit removed tens of millions of dollars from the endowment care funds of diocesan cemeteries, he retired to his emeritus status in the good graces of his church and ecclesiastical up-line. (source)
- The nerveless Shafiul not only took the final wicket, but contrived to bowl three consecutive maidens, a feat almost unheard of in the modern game, while Shakib Al Hasan was the ideal man to torment tentative batsmen and to bamboozle them with his quicker ball. (source)
- | Reply | Permalink anybody who thinks "bamboozle" is "a black thing," or somehow "code" aimed at African-Americans, has obviously missed years of Josh Marshal's coverage of GOP "Bamboozlement (tm) (c)" ever since at least 2004, if not since the site started. get a clue, people. (source)
- If Obama gets the nomination, the issues will not matter to me, who cares about war, taxes and the economy, or abortion rights only the fact the my candidate was beaten fairly by some "uppity newcomer" who was able to somehow "bamboozle" the majority of democratic primary voters. (source)
- Fourth, in his classic political study What's the Matter with Kansas Tom Frank noted that fiscal conservatives - favoring deregulation and lower taxes - constantly bamboozle social conservatives - favoring social issues such as abortion and gay rights - by using the theme of victimization. (source)
- Michael Hiltzik wrote in the Los Angeles Times, about the convoluted subject of the trust fund, which for some two decades has been the prime target of the crowd trying to bamboozle Americans into thinking Social Security is insolvent, bankrupt, broke -- pick any term you wish, because they're all wrong. (source)
- To bamboozle the horse-racing licensing department into believing that he had the qualifying dozen horses in his yard, he'd invented a few and brought in others limping from their retirement fields; and in a burst of typical hubris he'd promised to sponsor a two-mile hurdle at Marlborough races - the Kinser Cup. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 45 example sentences provided below is 46.0, which suggests that "bamboozle" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 20 synonyms for bamboozle.
baffle, befuddle, bilk, con, confound, confuse, deceive, defraud, delude, dupe, flimflam, hoax, hoodwink, hornswoggle, mystify, perplex, puzzle, stump, swindle, trick
We have 8 antonyms for bamboozle.
be honest, clarify, clear up, enlighten, explain, give, help, support
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of bamboozle from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) Informal To take in by elaborate methods of deceit; hoodwink. See Synonyms at deceive.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) To con, defraud, trick, to make a fool of, to humbug or impose on someone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-transitive) To deceive by trickery; to cajole by confusing the senses; to hoax; to mystify; to humbug.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To hoax; deceive; trick; impose upon.
- (None) To perplex; mystify.
- (None) To use trickery; practise cheating.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end