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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Perhaps from Low German fudeln 'to work carelessly as if drunk'

fuddle

verb
     
fud‧dle [transitive] British English informal
if something, especially alcohol or drugs, fuddles you or your mind, it makes you unable to think clearly
fuddled adjective:
her fuddled mind

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