Definition of gobsmacked in English:


Line breaks: gob|smacked
Pronunciation: /ˈgɒbsmakt


British informal
  • Utterly astonished; astounded: the locals were gobsmacked when us lot trooped in
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    • There are still some things in life which leave me utterly gobsmacked.
    • I'd never been so utterly gobsmacked by the beauty of a place.
    • Have you then seen the same old coffin dodger like ten years later and been utterly gobsmacked to see them still alive and kicking?



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  • Not as gobsmacking as the first Alias collection, but really, these comics grabbed me and have not yet let me go.
  • It is gobsmacking and unfortunately all too predictable of a Londoncentric art world.
  • Even more cosmetics are bought in Japan than in the USA and a gobsmacking 49 percent of the world's fashion luxury goods are bought by the Japanese, mainly when travelling.


1980s: from gob3 + smack1, with reference to being shocked by a blow to the mouth, or to clapping a hand to one's mouth in astonishment.

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