con·​cussed | \ kən-ˈkəst How to pronounce concussed (audio) \

Definition of concussed

: suffering the effects of a hard blow to the head : affected with a concussion Despite the recent effort to improve recognition of a concussed player and remove him from the game, the diagnosis might be missed after a fight.— Michael J. Stuart et al. "And that complete cow Pansy Parkinson," said Hermione viciously. "How she got to be a prefect when she's thicker than a concussed troll …"— J. K. Rowling Did it seem like the action of a dazed, concussed man, no longer master of his thoughts, to select those things, pack a bag, conceal the hospital clothes, and walk out of here?— Brian Moore

First Known Use of concussed

1879, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about concussed

Time Traveler for concussed

Time Traveler

The first known use of concussed was in 1879

See more words from the same year

Statistics for concussed

Cite this Entry

“Concussed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

More from Merriam-Webster on concussed

Nglish: Translation of concussed for Spanish Speakers

Comments on concussed

What made you want to look up concussed? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Who Knew?

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!