bamboozlement

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bamboozle +‎ -ment

Noun[edit]

bamboozlement ‎(countable and uncountable, plural bamboozlements)

  1. The act or process of bamboozling or being bamboozled.
    • 2007 December 9, Robert H. Frank, “Reshaping the Debate on Raising Taxes”, in New York Times[1]:
      This is bamboozlement of the highest order.
    • 2001, Yan Martel, “Author's Note”, in The Life of Pi[2], ISBN 9780547350653, page vii:
      "You're not trying to bamboozle me, are you?" He smiled and chanted, "No sir! There is no bamboozlement here. I have quoted you the correct fare."