Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Flabbergasted

Definition: (from dictionary.com)
-verb (used with object)
1. to overcome with surprise and bewilderment; astound

Examples:
"The cat was flabbergasted that her owner tried to feed her store brand cat food."
"After hitting on his prospective boss during the interview, Bob was flabbergasted that he did not get the job."

Origin: (from etymonline.com)
"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."

Awkwardness rating: 7

Oh no you didn't! (imbapic.com)

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