from The Century Dictionary.

  • To perplex; embarrass; hinder; bewilder; defeat.
  • To fail; give out or give up; die.


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  • Edmund, when my foot caught in a root or vine, and over I went ker-flummux.

    Ben Comee A Tale of Rogers's Rangers, 1758-59

  • Don't cut it too fat, or you'll flummux by the way, an 'leave nuthin' but a grease-spot.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864 Various

  • A whole series of artificial American words groups itself around the prefix ker, for example, ker-flop, ker-splash, ker-thump, ker-bang, ker-plunk, ker-slam and ker-flummux.

    Chapter 3. The Period of Growth. 3. The Expanding Vocabulary Henry Louis 1921

  • Hupmobiletoker-flummux ker-plunktoloaded loaftomonitor monkey-nuttooo open-shoptopled ploughtorails railwaytosaleslady saleswomantoside-track sidewalktospreaded spread one’s selftotake on take orderstotriscut trobletower weren'ttozweiback

    Mencken, H 1921

  • I dunno as you'll rightly take my meanin '; but never mind, all the same, I'm flummuxed, and it's the longest and hardest flummux o' my life! "

    The Story of Kennett Bayard Taylor 1851


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