gobsmacked

[gob-smakt]

adjective Chiefly British Informal.

utterly astounded; astonished.

Nearby words

  1. goblin,
  2. gobo,
  3. gobony,
  4. gobonée,
  5. gobshite,
  6. gobstopper,
  7. goby,
  8. goc,
  9. god,
  10. god forbid

Origin of gobsmacked


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British Dictionary definitions for gobsmacked

gobsmacked

adjective

British slang astounded; astonished

Word Origin for gobsmacked

C20: from gob ³ + smack ²

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Word Origin and History for gobsmacked

gobsmacked

adj.

by 1990, U.K. slang, from gob "mouth" + past participle of smack.

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