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One who quickly switches between channels on a TV, as while looking for a program to watch. Hey, channel surfer, can you slow down so I can actually see what's on?
Someone who rides a skateboard, especially as a means of transportation rather than to do tricks. This town is full of sidewalk surfers zipping by on their way to class or work. I used to be a sidewalk surfer when I was in college, but after breaking my ankle I never got back on a board again.
An elderly person who is a proficient user of the Internet. My grandmother has become a real silver surfer since we got her new computer hooked up to the Internet. She even keeps in touch with her friends on social media!
1. noun A man who spends a majority of his time surfing and who is stereotypically characterized by a laid-back demeanor, a disinclination to work, and an exaggerated Californian accent thick with surfer slang. The film features a comic relief character in the form of the most clichéd surfer dude imaginable, a pastiche of every '90s surfer trope. I was kind of a lazy surfer dude for several years after college, but after having kids I realized I needed to get my life together.
2. noun The stereotypical accent, slang, and speech pattern associated with surfer culture, especially that of Southern California. Dude, California is a huge and diverse state, so I don't know why you expected everyone here to speak surfer dude all the time.
3. adjective Related to or indicative of surfer culture. In one of the film's stupider moments, the protagonist's parents try to sneak into one of his parties, complete with doofy surfer dude voices and tone-deaf "young person" clothes.
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n. a person who practices channel hopping. My husband is a confirmed channel surfer. I can’t understand why he does it.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.