Definition of Gordon Bennett exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Gordon Bennett

 exclamation
exclamation
BrE BrE//ˌɡɔːdn ˈbenət//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɡɔːrdn ˈbenət//
 
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people sometimes say Gordon Bennett! when they are annoyed or surprised about something Word Origin 1890s: probably an alteration of gorblimey, after James Gordon Bennett (1841–1918), American publisher and sports sponsor.

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