British English Slang – Gobsmacked.

Meaning – Totally shocked or astonished. To be extremely surprised, shocked or astonished. This expression is often used to describe a state of being stunned or speechless, usually as a result of something unexpected or unbelievable. For example, you might be gobsmacked if you were to unexpectedly win the lottery or if someone told you a surprising piece of news.

Gob is a British slang word for mouth. This slang probably comes from placing the hand over the mouth when something shocking happens. The hand is smacking the gob.


  • “My brother was gobsmacked when his husband bought him a brand new car!”

In The News:

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