or dum·found

[duhm-found, duhm-found]

verb (used with object)

to make speechless with amazement; astonish.

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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(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

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

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