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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!
See also: rad
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.


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
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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