Definition of confusticate in English:



[with object]
  • 1informal Confuse, confound, or perplex (someone)

    ‘much of the vocabulary confusticates him’
    • ‘How many chances do you get to confusticate Satan himself?’
    • ‘Bother and confusticate those French dressmakers!’
    • ‘It altogether confusticated me to think I couldn't help myself.’
    • ‘They asked me so many questions that I was most confusticated.’
    • ‘That line confusticates me - does it have a specific meaning?’
    • ‘Having a festival here at the end of the summer is mildly confusticating.’
    • ‘Then, good-bye and — confusticate you!’
    • ‘The classification of pandas confusticated scientists for years.’
    bewilder, baffle, mystify, bemuse, perplex, puzzle, confound, befog, nonplus, disconcert, throw, set someone thinking
    1. 1.1Make (something) obscure, unclear, or unintelligible.
      ‘you seem to be purposefully confusticating the issue’


Mid 19th century alteration of confound or confuse.