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flabbergast

[flab-er-gast] /ˈflæb ərˌgæst/
verb (used with object)
1.
to overcome with surprise and bewilderment; astound.
Origin of flabbergast
1765-1775
1765-75; variant of flabagast (perhaps flabb(y) + aghast)
Related forms
flabbergaster, noun
Synonyms
amaze, astonish, stagger, nonplus, confound; perplex, confuse, mystify.
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British Dictionary definitions for flabbergasted

flabbergasted

/ˈflæbəˌɡɑːstɪd/
adjective
1.
(informal) overcome with astonishment; amazed; astounded

flabbergast

/ˈflæbəˌɡɑːst/
verb (transitive)
1.
(informal) to overcome with astonishment; amaze utterly; astound
Word Origin
C18: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for flabbergasted
adj.

1772, mentioned (with bored) in a magazine article as a new vogue word, perhaps from some dialect (in 1823 flabbergast was noted as a Sussex word), likely an arbitrary formation from flabby or flapper and aghast.

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Slang definitions & phrases for flabbergasted

flabbergast

verb

To amaze; perplex; throw (1772+)


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