And be not so a-gast, for shame! "”Geoffrey Chaucer, The House of Fame.
Or whether gasted by the noise I made, full suddenly he fled. "”William Shakespeare, King Lear.
Origin of gast
- Middle English gasten from Old English gǣstan from gāst ghost
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English gasten, from Old English gÇ£stan.