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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 gobsmacked

gobsmacked

/ˈɡɒbˌsmækt/
adjective
1.
(Brit, slang) astounded; astonished
Word Origin
C20: from gob³ + smack²
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Contemporary definitions for gobsmacked
adjective

flabbergasted, astounded, shocked; also written gob-smacked

Word Origin

from gob 'mouth' + smacked 'clapping hand over in surprise'

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Slang definitions & phrases for gobsmacked

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]


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