Posted by: Jack Henry | January 10, 2017

Editor’s Corner: Hornswoggle

A couple of weeks ago, someone mentioned a word that they had to look up after hearing it in one of their favorite shows. This word is hornswoggle. Hornswoggle is a word from the 1820s, and it means “to cheat someone.” The origin of this word is unknown, so I don’t have an etymology for you. However, I do have a bunch of different synonyms for the word (from Merriam-Webster).

· bamboozle · have
· beguile · hoax
· bluff · hoodwink
· buffalo · deceive
· burn · juggle
· catch · misguide
· con · misinform
· cozen · mislead
· delude · snooker
· dupe · snow
· fake out · spoof
· fool · string along
· gaff · sucker
· gammon · take in
· gull · trick

Kara Church

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