Flabbergasted



[flab-er-gast] /ˈflæb ərˌgæst/

verb (used with object)
1.
to overcome with surprise and bewilderment; astound.
/ˈflæbəˌɡɑːstɪd/
adjective
1.
(informal) overcome with astonishment; amazed; astounded
/ˈflæbəˌɡɑːst/
verb (transitive)
1.
(informal) to overcome with astonishment; amaze utterly; astound
adj.

1772, mentioned (with bored) in a magazine article as a new vogue word, perhaps from some dialect (in 1823 flabbergast was noted as a Sussex word), likely an arbitrary formation from flabby or flapper and aghast.

verb

To amaze; perplex; throw (1772+)

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