- Adj. Amazed, astounded. Originally Northern dialect but common throughout Britain from the 1980s.
English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.
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gobsmacked — by 1990, U.K. slang, from GOB (Cf. gob) вЂњmouthвЂќ + p.p. of SMACK (Cf. smack) … Etymology dictionary
gobsmacked — ► ADJECTIVE Brit. informal ▪ utterly astonished. DERIVATIVES gobsmacking adjective … English terms dictionary
gobsmacked — [[t]gɒ̱bsmækt[/t]] ADJ GRADED (emphasis) If you say that you were gobsmacked by something, you are emphasizing how surprised you were by it. [BRIT, INFORMAL] I was really gobsmacked when I saw your picture of a model wearing a hat with a toy… … English dictionary
gobsmacked — adjective Flabbergasted, astounded, speechless, overawed. We were as appalled and stunned and confused and gobsmacked (punched on the mouth) as anyone else. See Also: gobsmacking, gobstruck … Wiktionary
gobsmacked — adj British astonished, struck dumb, left open mouthed in amazement. From gob. These are originally Liverpudlian terms and are now widespread, used even by Sloane Rangers and yuppies, thanks ini tially to usage on TV comedies set in Liv erpool.… … Contemporary slang
gobsmacked — • flabbergasted, surprised. e.g. I couldn t believe it, I was totally gobsmacked … Londonisms dictionary
Gobsmacked — astonished; flabbergasted … Dictionary of Australian slang
gobsmacked — I Australian Slang astonished; flabbergasted II Everyday English Slang in Ireland (a) very surprised III Irish Slang very surprised … English dialects glossary
gobsmacked — gob|smacked [ˈgɔbsmækt US ˈga:b ] adj BrE spoken informal very surprised or shocked … Dictionary of contemporary English
gobsmacked — gob|smacked [ gab,smækt ] adjective BRITISH INFORMAL extremely surprised … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
Gobsmacked — Amazed. Your gob is your mouth and if you smack your gob, it would be out of amazement … The American's guide to speaking British