from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To perplex; embarrass; hinder; bewilder; defeat.
- To fail; give out or give up; die.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Edmund, when my foot caught in a root or vine, and over I went ker-flummux.
Don't cut it too fat, or you'll flummux by the way, an 'leave nuthin' but a grease-spot.
A whole series of artificial American words groups itself around the prefix ker, for example, ker-flop, ker-splash, ker-thump, ker-bang, ker-plunk, ker-slam and ker-flummux.
Hupmobiletoker-flummux ker-plunktoloaded loaftomonitor monkey-nuttooo open-shoptopled ploughtorails railwaytosaleslady saleswomantoside-track sidewalktospreaded spread ones selftotake on take orderstotriscut trobletower weren'ttozweiback
I dunno as you'll rightly take my meanin '; but never mind, all the same, I'm flummuxed, and it's the longest and hardest flummux o' my life! "