(v.) To trick, hoodwink. To mislead using petty tricks and deceit.

Ex. A harmless little 3 foot tall boyscout knocked on my door, in full uniform, selling popcorn. His mama waived smilingly from the street curb as I opened the door. I couldn't resist.  I paid the little dude in uniform ten bucks, and he said I would receive my tin of caramel popcorn in a few weeks. When it came, the popcorn tin was about the size of a coffee cup. Nothing like the picture. "Aaargh!" I screamed. "Bamboozled! Hoodwinked! Cozened again!!"  The moral of the story -- never, never, never trust a boyscout or his smiling mama.

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