slang, cliché Really excellent; awesome. Originated as surfer slang, referring to the cylindrical passage of a wave formed by its crest tipping forward in an arc. A: "My mom said we could have a party here next Saturday!" B: "Whoa, tubular!" My son said the pizza was "totally tubular," so I guess that means he liked it.
See also: tubular
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mod. excellent. (Surfing and later general youth slang. Having to do with a tube [wave] that is good to surf in.) That pizza was totally tubular!
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