Definition of Gordon Bennett in English:

Gordon Bennett

Line breaks: Gor¦don Ben|nett
Pronunciation: /ɡɔːdnˈbɛnət
 
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exclamation

British
  • Expressing surprise, incredulity, or exasperation.
    More example sentences
    • Gordon Bennett! That plonker is a bit of a mucky pup.
    • Gordon Bennett, it's cold in England today!

Origin

1890s: probably an alteration of gorblimey, after James Gordon Bennett (1841–1918), American publisher and sports sponsor.

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