from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. Chiefly Northern & Western U.S. To bamboozle; deceive.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To deceive or trick.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To humbug; bamboozle; bedevil.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. deprive of by deceit
But don't forget, boys, when you-all want me to hornswoggle Wall
The state's open meetings law was designed to ensure that the public is aware of government action and that lawmakers aren't able to convene in secret and hornswoggle voters.
Cy was exultant after watching Ed, my club's best player, hornswoggle a good declarer out of a vulnerable game.
Rather than producing hogwash and hornswoggle, maybe he can bring some cold, hard facts instead of this torqued rhetoric.
This too easily can yield to the aggressively anti-democratic machinations of neo-conservatism -- the belief that an excellent few have license to hornswoggle the rest of us into projects that benefit the decision-makers.
What will happen next time some administration tries to hornswoggle the nation into an unjust war?
Reagan helped the GOP hornswoggle the working and middle classes but the bloom is off the rose and the emperor has no clothes.
Either the AP is having extraordinary difficulty in communicating its intent, or it is trying to hornswoggle you and Chittum.
It's not surprising that one of PwC's lead lobbyists in this effort to hornswoggle the taxpayers is former Rep. Bill Archer -- a vehement foe of the earned income tax credit (which benefits low-income people).
We're going to hear crowing from the liberal media the likes of which they only dreamed of, as their ability to hornswoggle the American people is demonstrated to the world.
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