gobsmacked


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gob·smacked

 (gŏb′smăkt′)
adj. Chiefly British Slang
Extremely surprised or shocked; astounded: I was gobsmacked to learn that my cousin is a spy.

[gob + smack + -ed.]

gobsmacked

(ˈɡɒbˌsmækt)
adj
slang Brit astounded; astonished
[C20: from gob3 + smack2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gobsmacked - utterly astounded
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
surprised - taken unawares or suddenly and feeling wonder or astonishment; "surprised by her student's ingenuity"; "surprised that he remembered my name"; "a surprised expression"
Translations

gobsmacked

[ˈgɒbsmækt] ADJ (Brit) I was gobsmackedme quedé alucinado

gobsmacked

[ˈgɒbsmækt] adj (British) (= stunned) → estomaqué(e) go-cart [ˈgəʊkɑːrt] nkart m go-cart racinggo-carting [ˈgəʊkɑːrtɪŋ] nkarting mgo-cart racing nkarting m

gobsmacked

adj (inf: = amazed) → platt (inf); I was gobsmackedmir blieb die Spucke weg (inf)
References in periodicals archive ?
GOBSMACKED 1: YouTube video shows Fabregas leaning down to apparently spit in Ballack's face; GOBSMACKED 2: Ballack recoils from the Arsenal star; GOBSMACKED 3: Ballack wipes his face after the fall-out; HULL OF A ROW Chairman Paul Duffen demanded action; BROUGHT TO BOOK Wenger was also accused by Hull
Ex-Ranger Numan was gobsmacked when Ibrox hitman Boyd announced he'd never play again for Scotland under George Burley.
Tullie said: "I am so pleased' I am gobsmacked I can hardly speak.
Saturday Kitchen star Worrall Thompson said: "I'm gobsmacked.
GOBSMACKED 1: YouTube video shows Fabregas leaning down to apparently spit in Ballack's face; GOBSMACKED 2: Ballack appears to recoil from Fabregas; GOBSMACKED 3: Ballack appears to wipe spittle from his face; HULL OF A ROW Chairman Paul Duffen demanded action; BROUGHT TO BOOK Wenger was also accused by Hull
I AM gobsmacked at how young people today are prepared to pay pounds 30 for jeans that have been deliberately made to look old and frayed by the manufacturers.
He said: "I think the American phrase for it is gobsmacked.
Team-mate Stuart Broad said: "When they showed Mr Stanford (above) on the big screen with the girls there were a few gobsmacked faces.
But at a wedding last week I was gobsmacked and transfixed as I saw the entire "band" who, like Pinky and Perky, mimed the whole set
Paul, a six-handicapper, said: "The first time, I was gobsmacked.
NO WONDER comic Dawn French looks so gobsmacked - it's not every day she wastes chocolate.
She said: "It was wonderful to receive it and I was absolutely gobsmacked, it was just such a shock.