Definition of Fuddle

1. Noun. A confused multitude of things.

Exact synonyms: Clutter, Jumble, Mare's Nest, Muddle, Smother, Welter
Generic synonyms: Disorder, Disorderliness
Specialized synonyms: Rummage
Derivative terms: Clutter, Jumble, Jumble, Jumble, Muddle



2. Verb. Make stupid with alcohol.
Exact synonyms: Befuddle
Generic synonyms: Inebriate, Intoxicate, Soak

3. Verb. Consume alcohol. "They fuddle "; "We were up drinking all night"
Exact synonyms: Booze, Drink
Generic synonyms: Consume, Have, Ingest, Take, Take In
Specialized synonyms: Tank, Port, Claret, Bar Hop, Pub-crawl, Bib, Tipple, Hit It Up, Inebriate, Soak, Souse, Wine, Carry, Hold
Related verbs: Drink, Tope
Derivative terms: Booze, Boozer, Drink, Drinker, Drinking

4. Verb. Be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly. "The performance is likely to fuddle Sue"; "This question befuddled even the teacher"

Definition of Fuddle

1. v. t. To make foolish by drink; to cause to become intoxicated.

2. v. i. To drink to excess.

Definition of Fuddle

1. Verb. To confuse or befuddle ¹

2. Verb. To intoxicate ¹

3. Noun. intoxication ¹

4. Noun. muddle, confusion ¹

5. Noun. (UK dialect Derbyshire Nottinghamshire Bedfordshire) A party or picnic where attendees bring food and wine; a kind of potluck. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fuddle

1. to confuse [v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES] - See also: confuse

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fuddle

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fucosyltransferase
fucosyltransferases
fucous
fucoxanthin
fucoxanthins
fuculose
fucus
fucused
fucuses
fucusol
fud
fudder
fudders
fuddies
fuddle (current term)
fuddle-duddled
fuddle-duddling
fuddle duddle
fuddle duddles
fuddled
fuddler
fuddlers
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fuddling
fuddlings
fuddy
fuddy-duddery
fuddy-duddies

Literary usage of Fuddle

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1. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1872)
"See fuddle. G Gab.—Gabble. Gabble represents a loud importunate chattering, as the cry of geese, rapid inarticulate talking. Among the builders ; each to ..."

2. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"fuddle (l), a small dirty pool. (E.) ME podel. Dimin., with E. suffix -el, of AS pudd, a ditch, a furrow (Toller). puddle (2), to make thick or muddy. ..."

3. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"... went crosse the water, To tli' ord'nary to find his mouth worke; Where lit- intends to fuddle's nose This fortnight yet. under the rose. ..."

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