1. to deceive or get the better of (someone) by trickery, flattery, or the like; humbug; hoodwink (often fol. by into): They bamboozled us into joining the club.
2. to perplex; mystify.
–verb (used without object)
3. to practice trickery, deception, cozenage, or the like.
He told me he was going to the club, thats the only reason I went, only to find out that I've been bamboozled!
Bamboozle can apply in several situations. Most commonly used to describe a state of confusion, astonishment, or embarrassment. You have usually been bamboozled if you have been tricked or taken advantage of.
Person A: Yo these coffees are mad fresh & tasty, but where's that 20 dollar bill you had a minute ago ?
Person B: Aw that bitch at the drive-thru took my 20 and didn't give me change ? I've been bamboozled !