MEANING: adjective: Utterly surprised; flabbergasted.

ETYMOLOGY: From gob (mouth), probably from Irish and/or Scottish Gaelic gob (beak, mouth) + smack (to strike with the palm), probably imitative. Earliest documented use: 1935.

GOBS-MOCKED - derided by thousands

GODSMACKED - struck by a bolt of lightning

G-E-B SMACKED - absolutely blown away by Douglas Hofstadter's tour-de-force book