[ gob-smakt ]
/ ˈgɒbˌsmækt /
adjective Chiefly British Informal.
utterly astounded; astonished.
A Smack Of Jellyfish And Other Strange Animal GroupsWhat do hunting and sexual desires have in common? We could point to several things, but from a linguistic point of view, we’re referring to the archaic word venery, which means both hunting (from the Latin venor) and sexual desire (from Latin veneria, referring to Venus). Strangely, terms of venery is a collective noun that means a group of animals. And, many of these animal …
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British Dictionary definitions for gob-smacked
/ (ˈɡɒbˌsmækt) /
British slang astounded; astonished
Word Origin for gobsmacked
C20: from gob ³ + smack ²
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Word Origin and History for gob-smacked
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