• (British) IPA: /ˈɡɒb.smækt/


  1. (chiefly, British, Australian, slang) Flabbergasted, astounded, speechless, overawed.
    • 1989 Aug. 7, Glenn Frankel, "Salman Rushdie's Life on the Run," Los Angeles Times:
      We were as appalled and stunned and confused and gobsmacked (punched on the mouth) as anyone else.
    • 2008 June 16, Caroline Mallan, "Linwood Barclay novel wins a plug on key UK book list," Toronto Star (Canada), p. A2:
      "I guess the word would be gobsmacked," Barclay said, of his reaction. "I am stunned."
Related terms Translations
  • Russian: потрясённый

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