Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Pocket billiards played with 15 red balls and 6 balls of other colors.
  • transitive verb To lead (another) into a situation in which all possible choices are undesirable; trap.
  • transitive verb To fool; dupe.
  • transitive verb To leave one's opponent in the game of snooker unable to take a direct shot without striking a ball out of the required order.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A game played with balls on a billiard table.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A cue sport, popular in the UK and other Commonwealth of Nations countries.
  • verb To play snooker.
  • verb To fool or bamboozle.
  • verb snooker, pool To place the cue ball in such a position that the opponent cannot directly hit his/her required ball with it.
  • verb To become or cause to become inebriated.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb leave one's opponent unable to take a direct shot
  • verb fool or dupe
  • noun a form of pool played with 15 red balls and six balls of other colors and a cue ball

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Origin unknown.]

Examples

Comments

New comments are temporarily disabled while we update our database.

  • I think if you have been snookered, you have been bamboozled.

    June 27, 2007

  • I love watching this game! Especially when the commentator speaks a language I don't understand...

    July 22, 2008