flummoxed

[ fluhm-uh ks ]SEE DEFINITION OF flummoxed
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I am all too flummoxed by the masquerade in the tourney round about me.

But when you arst 'im what ought to be done--'e's flummoxed.'

Only lately I was flummoxed by a gent asking for a liqueur I'd never 'eard of.

WORD ORIGIN

1837, cant word, origin uncertain, probably from some forgotten British dialect. Candidates cluster in Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, southern Cheshire and also in Sheffield. "The formation seems to be onomatopœic, expressive of the notion of throwing down roughly and untidily." Never let it be said that the OED editors lacked imagination. Related: Flummoxed.

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