dumbfound

or dum·found

[duhm-found, duhm-found]

verb (used with object)

to make speechless with amazement; astonish.

Nearby words

  1. dumbarton oaks,
  2. dumbartonshire,
  3. dumbass,
  4. dumbbell,
  5. dumbbell nebula,
  6. dumbfounded,
  7. dumbhead,
  8. dumbledore,
  9. dumbly,
  10. dumbo

Also dumb·found·er, dum·found·er.

Origin of dumbfound

First recorded in 1645–55; dumb + (con)found

Related formsdumb·found·er·ment, dum·found·er·ment, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for dumbfound

dumbfound

dumfound

verb

(tr) to strike dumb with astonishment; amaze

Word Origin for dumbfound

C17: from dumb + (con) found

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Word Origin and History for dumbfound

dumbfound

v.

1650s, from dumb (adj.) + ending from confound.

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