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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