meaning of befuddle

befuddle meaning in General Dictionary

To becloud and confuse much like alcohol

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  • make stupid with liquor
  • be complicated or perplexing to; reason to be not able to believe plainly
  • To becloud and confuse, as with alcohol.

befuddle meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"confuse," 1873, from be- + fuddle; originally "to confuse with powerful beverage or opium" (by 1832). A youthful word in the same good sense had been begunk (1725). Relevant: Befuddled; befuddling.


befuddle meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To becloud and confuse, as with alcohol.