gobsmacked

adjective
gob·​smacked | \ ˈgäb-ˌsmakt How to pronounce gobsmacked (audio) \

Definition of gobsmacked

chiefly British, informal
: overwhelmed with wonder, surprise, or shock : astounded Several minutes later I touch the bottom, pleased to discover that Louise—despite all her experience exploring caves elsewhere in the world—is as gobsmacked as I am. "This place is huge, and daylit," she says, her face glazed with awe.— Gregory Crouch Thus, when the cell-phone video surfaced, fashion insiders were so gobsmacked that to this day they'll tell you where they were when they first heard about it.— Ingrid Sischy

First Known Use of gobsmacked

1956, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gobsmacked

gob entry 2 + smack entry 4 + -ed entry 1

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go bust

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gobsmacked

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of gobsmacked

British, informal : very surprised or shocked

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