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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!
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!
mod. quite excellent. (see also rad.) Oh, Tiff! That’s way rad!
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.