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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).



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