Fuddle



[fuhd-l] /ˈfʌd l/

verb (used with object), fuddled, fuddling.
1.
to muddle or confuse:
a jumble of sounds to fuddle the senses.
2.
to make drunk; intoxicate.
verb (used without object), fuddled, fuddling.
3.
to tipple.
noun
4.
a confused state; muddle; jumble.
/ˈfʌdəl/
verb
1.
(transitive; often passive) to cause to be confused or intoxicated
2.
(intransitive) to drink excessively; tipple
noun
3.
a muddled or confused state
v.

1580s, originally “to get drunk,” later “to confuse as though with drink” (c.1600), of uncertain origin, perhaps from Low German fuddeln “work in a slovenly manner (as if drunk),” from fuddle “worthless cloth.” The more common derivative befuddle appeared 1887. Related: Fuddled; fuddling.

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