My dearest daughter suggested this word of the week, because she thought it was such a fun word to say. ๐Ÿ˜‰

So, bamboozle.

This will be rather quick, because etymologists aren’t entirely sure where it came from, LOL. What they can tell you for certain is that it’s been both a noun and a verb first recorded in 1703, bearing the same meaning that it does today.

But where did it come from? That’s a bit of a mystery. It could be from the Scottish bombaze, which means “confound or perplex.” But it could also be from the French embabouiner, which means “to make a fool of.” (Literally, “baboon.”)

Either way, this “cheat, swindle” word is a lot of fun to say. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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