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 Flummery.Flummuxed. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Flummux (To).
 
To bamboozle, to deceive; to be in a quandary. “I am regularly flummuxed”—i.e. perplexed. The first syllable is probably a variant of flam, humbug, deception, and the word seems to be compounded on the model of the word “perplex.”   1
       
“For the privates, the sergeants, and spectors,
She flummuxed them all to a coon.”
       
Sims: Dagonet Ballads (Moll Jarvis).
 


 Flummery.Flummuxed. 

 
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