bumfuzzle

bum·fuz·zle

 (bŭm′fŭz′əl)
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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bumfuzzle

(ˈbʌmˌfʌzəl)
vb (tr)
to confuse
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But the stratification and specs of categories often bumfuzzle writers.
At a Pentagon briefing, (then) commander of the USAF Space Command, Gen Richard Meyers, announced that, on October 1, the Space Command would begin to integrate Cyber Network Attack as "another arrow in the quiver." In Kosovo, offensive information warfare was considered and even tried to a very limited degree, but legal and ethical questions limited how much was done (see "Cyber Warfare Rules 'Bumfuzzle' DOD Lawyers," JED, January 2000, p.