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  • n. A dreamy, dazed, absent-minded, or befuddled state

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From Afrikaans a dreamy, dazed, absent-minded, or befuddled state

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  • From the OED:

    dwaal |dwɑːl|

    noun S. African

    a dreamy, dazed, or absent-minded state: You're in a real dwaal !

    January 26, 2012

  • JM thought he was wholeheartedly resisting dwaal but can't quite recall the specifics of it all

    February 1, 2009

  • State of befuddlement. (Luciferous Logolepsy)

    May 16, 2008