Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Bamboozle'
v : conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately
feigning good intentions so as to gain an end; "He
bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the
subject well" [syn: snow, hoodwink, pull the wool
over someone's eyes, lead by the nose, play false]
- Bamboozle \Bam*boo"zle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bamboozled (?);
p. pr. & vb. n. Bamboozling (?).] [Said to be of Gipsy
To deceive by trickery; to cajole by confusing the senses; to
hoax; to mystify; to humbug. [Colloq.] --Addison.
What oriental tomfoolery is bamboozling you? --J. H.
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Bamboozle'
Bamboozle! was a quiz game featured on Channel 4 Teletext in the United Kingdom. It was originally part of Teletext's "Fun & Games" category, though the rest of the category had been discontinued for some years before Bamboozle! ended (due to the general discontinuation of all Teletext news and editorial content in December 2009). The last edition, themed around ends and lasts, appeared on Monday 14 December 2009. The Boozler 'family' appeared one last time on Tuesday 15 December 2009 saying farewell to the Teletext audience.
On 9th August 2010 Bamboozle! was given a new home by Teletext on the iPhone complete with all the retro graphics. As Of September 2010, Bamboozle returned to Teletext.
Bamboozle! was originally intended as a real-time game that could be played in conjunction with a broadcast TV programme using a similar multiple choice format as Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. The decision by the new broadcast teletext franchise holders (Teletext UK) in 1993 to opt for X.25 packet switching meant that it was impossible to adequately synchronise the broadcast of teletext content in the context of a TV programme. The format thus fell back to the form it had operated in largely unchanged since 1993.[See more about Bamboozle at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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John D’Esposito has revived Skate and Surf, a festival that was absorbed by the Bamboozle in the mid-’00s. He's signed up many of his former Bamboozle favorites (including Fall Out Boy, T. Mills and A Day to Remember) to perform on five stages over two days. Read more on this news related to 'Bamboozle'
- Ajmal backs 'lethal' teammates Irfan, Junaid Khan to 'bamboozle' opposition after Akram's coaching
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- Heritage Foundation Alleges Gays in Scouts Would Lead to More 'Boy-on-Boy Contact'
Boy Scouts of America is trying to 'bamboozle' parents, Heritage panel said. Read more on this news related to 'Bamboozle'