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flabbergaster (plural flabbergasters)
- A person, thing, fact or event that is flabbergasting, or that causes extreme shock
- Nothing on earth so delights the Mexican heart as a real flabbergaster of a funeral.
- 1917. Edward Livermore Burlingame, Robert Bridges, Alfred Dashiell. Scribner's Magazine, Vol. 61. page 143.
- This first flabbergaster was that the new Sultan had decided he wanted at least a third of the construction crew to be made up of Saruvian workers, even though the museum would be built in Austria.
- 2005. Jonathan Carroll. Outside the Dog Museum. Macmillan. page 197.
- A state of surprise or fear.
- (archaic) To perplex or amaze; to shock or frighten
- But I've got an invention in my 'ead — at all events, the notion of an invention, that I ventures to say will work wonders in the terrestrial globe — flabbergaster the world!
- 1888. Robert Smith Surtees. Hillingdon Hall, or, The cockney squire: a tale of country life. John C. Nimmo. page 155.