from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Slang Very pleasing; wonderful.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or having grooves.
  • adj. Set in one's ways.
  • adj. Cool, neat, interesting, fashionable

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Very pleasant or very enjoyable; marvelous; wonderful; excellent; -- expressing strong approval, usually of enjoyable experiences.
  • adj. Very chic.
  • adj. same as hip.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of the nature of a groove; resembling a groove.
  • Hence Figuratively, having a tendency to routine; inclined to a special or narrow course of thought or effort.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. very good
  • adj. (British informal) very chic


See groove. (Wiktionary)
From the phrase in the groove, ultimately from the grooves of an early phonograph record. (Wiktionary)


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  • A word best delivered by Bruce Campbell as Ash in Army Of Darkness.

    Upon donning his medieval-style mechanical gauntlet: "Groovy."

    November 7, 2008