gasted; gasting; gasts

transitive verb

: scare
gasted by the noise I made, full suddenly he fledWilliam Shakespeare

Word History


Middle English, from gast, gost ghost — more at ghost

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gast was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near gast

Cite this Entry

“Gast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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