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slang Exceptionally good, excellent, cool, or exciting. Short for the slang term "radical." That was a pretty rad concert! Wow, rad—a new bicycle! Thanks, Mom and Dad!

that's rad

slang That's exceptionally good, excellent, cool, or exciting. ("Rad" is short for the slang term "radical.") You're going to the Lady Gaga concert too? That's rad! A new bicycle? Wow, that's rad—thanks, Mom and Dad!
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1. n. a radical person. (California.) My brother is a rad, but he’s a good guy.
2. mod. great; wonderful; excellent; exciting. (California. From radical.) Oh my God, that’s, like, really rad!

way rad

mod. quite excellent. (see also rad.) Oh, Tiff! That’s way rad!
See also: rad, way
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