Word of the Day – Flabbergast

By July 27, 2019 Word of the Day

Flabbergast (verb)

flab-uh-gast

(usually as adjective flabbergasted)

Surprise (someone) greatly; astonish.

Late 18th century of unknown origin.

Example sentences

“The news left me completely flabbergasted”

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