confuzzle

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Etymology[edit]

Blend of confuse and puzzle.

Noun[edit]

confuzzle (countability unattested)

  1. (neologism, cute, childish) The state of confusion and/or being puzzled.
    • 1997 May 1, Glenn Hushyn, “Almost done with the semester”, alt.shoe.lesbians, Usenet
      I was all in a confuzzle last night after the Ellen show, and my mind was going too fast for my typing skills.
    • 2000 July 6, “Lula” a.k.a “Josie” a.k.a. “Archer-bull”, “Re: FMily [sic.] Take Note was Re: Numbness & pain”, alt.med.fibromyalgia, Usenet
      Always glad to clear up confuzzles since too often I only add to them.  ;)
    • 2001 November 20, Remus Shepherd, “Re: um... hello? <nervous-wriggle>”, alt.devilbunnies, Usenet
      The confuzzle is strong with this one.
    • 2001 December 17, Vince M. “VinceH” Hudd, from softrock.co.uk, “Re: Blueyonder newserver”, comp.sys.acorn.misc, Usenet
      Now, I find if there are any posts to send, it seems to get in a confuzzle and never reaches the point of fetching.

Verb[edit]

confuzzle (third-person singular simple present confuzzles, present participle confuzzling, simple past and past participle confuzzled)

  1. (slang, neologism) To confuse or puzzle.

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