Definition of "hornswoggle" [hornswoggle]

  • Chiefly Northern & Western U.S. To bamboozle; deceive. (verb-transitive)

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Use "hornswoggle" in a sentence
  • "But don't forget, boys, when you-all want me to hornswoggle Wall"
  • "The state's open meetings law was designed to ensure that the public is aware of government action and that lawmakers aren't able to convene in secret and hornswoggle voters."
  • "Cy was exultant after watching Ed, my club's best player, hornswoggle a good declarer out of a vulnerable game."