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gobsmacked

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡɒbsmakt
 
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Definition of gobsmacked in English:

adjective

British informal
Utterly astonished; astounded: the locals were gobsmacked when us lot trooped in
More example sentences
  • 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?

Origin

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.

Derivatives

gobsmacking

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adjective
Example sentences
  • 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.

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