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gobsmacked

[gob-smakt] /ˈgɒbˌsmækt/
adjective, Chiefly British Informal.
1.
utterly astounded; astonished.
Origin
gob3 + smack2 + -ed2
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British Dictionary definitions for gob smacked

gobsmacked

/ˈɡɒbˌsmækt/
adjective
1.
(Brit, slang) astounded; astonished
Word Origin
C20: from gob³ + smack²
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Word Origin and History for gob smacked

gobsmacked

adj.

by 1990, U.K. slang, from gob "mouth" + past participle of smack.

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Slang definitions & phrases for gob smacked

gobsmacked

adjective

Extremely surprised: gobsmacked at the nomination

[1980s+; fr gob,''mouth,''and smacked, ''hit, struck,'' the theatrical gesture of clapping a hand over the mouth as a gesture of extreme surprise]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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