Etymology
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flummox (v.)

1837, cant word, also flummux, of uncertain origin, probably risen out of a British dialect (OED finds candidate words in Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, southern Cheshire, and Sheffield). "The formation seems to be onomatopœic, expressive of the notion of throwing down roughly and untidily" [OED]. Related: Flummoxed; flummoxing.

updated on December 02, 2014

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Definitions of flummox from WordNet

flummox (v.)
be a mystery or bewildering to;
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