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gobsmacked

[ gob-smakt ]
/ ˈgɒbˌsmækt /
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adjective Chiefly British Slang.
utterly astounded; astonished:I was truly gobsmacked by their decision.
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Origin of gobsmacked

First recorded in 1955–60; gob3 + smack2 + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM gobsmacked

gob·smack·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gobsmacked

gobsmacked
/ (ˈɡɒbˌsmækt) /

adjective
British slang astounded; astonished

Word Origin for gobsmacked

C20: from gob ³ + smack ²
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