flabbergasted


verb (used with object)

  1. to overcome with surprise and bewilderment; astound.

adjective

  1. informal overcome with astonishment; amazed; astounded

verb (tr)

  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.

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