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  • flabbergasted — 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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • flabbergasted — [“flEeb^gsestad] 1. mod. surprised; baffled. □ We were flabbergasted by your proposal. □ They all sat there flabbergasted. 2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. □ I thought you were cutting down, and here you are totally flabbergasted again …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • flabbergasted — adjective /ˈflæbəɡæstəd,ˈflæbɚˌɡæstəd/ a) Appalled, annoyed, exhausted or disgusted. He was flabbergasted at how much weight he had gained. b) Damned. Maxwell made a lunge at his flabbergasted guest, who ducked just in time to escape the great… …   Wiktionary

  • flabbergasted — [[t]flæ̱bə(r)gɑːstɪd, gæst [/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, oft ADJ by n, ADJ to inf (emphasis) If you say that you are flabbergasted by something, you are emphasizing that you are extremely surprised by it. Everybody was flabbergasted when I… …   English dictionary

  • flabbergasted — flab|ber|gas|ted [ˈflæbəga:stıd US bərgæs ] adj informal [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: Perhaps from flabby + aghast (= shocked)] extremely surprised or shocked ▪ When I heard how much money we d made, I was absolutely flabbergasted …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Flabbergasted — adj. appalled over how much weight you have gained. Ed was flabbergasted when he had to buy size 40 pants …   Dictionary of american slang

  • Flabbergasted — adj. appalled over how much weight you have gained. Ed was flabbergasted when he had to buy size 40 pants …   Dictionary of american slang

  • flabbergasted — adjective informal extremely surprised or shocked: Teachers were flabbergasted at the decision to close down the school …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • flabbergasted — flabbergast ► VERB informal ▪ surprise greatly. DERIVATIVES flabbergasted adjective. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • flabbergasted — adjective as if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise a circle of policement stood dumbfounded by her denial of having seen the accident the flabbergasted aldermen were speechless was thunderstruck by the news of his promotion • Syn:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flabbergasted — Synonyms and related words: agape, aghast, agog, all agog, amazed, astonished, astounded, at gaze, awed, awestruck, beguiled, bewildered, bewitched, breathless, captivated, confounded, dumbfounded, dumbstruck, enchanted, enraptured, enravished,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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