Definitions

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  • interjection slang, catch phrase good; great.

Etymologies

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The term was made popular by actor and comedian Jimmie Walker in his role as J. J. Evans on the American situation comedy Good Times. The expression is a play on the word dynamite.

Examples

  • I have not been reading this series, but someone at the comic book shoppe told me that it featured something dy-no-mite!

    What I bought – 5 March 2008 | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • From learning stuff like garbage collection to A-star to the TCP/IP stack is just dy-no-mite.

    Blogging about teaching: the upper-level electives

  • Pull out your favorite buzzwords from bygone eras, because the significance of what is happening in domestic U.S. steel demand right now is downright nifty, groovy, and dy-no-mite.

    The Money Times

  • Soon though, I began featuring for comics like Marc Maron, Greg Giraldo, Dom Irerra, Bobby Lee, Godfrey, Jo Koy, Andrew Dice Clay, and Jimmy 'JJ' Walker -- whose act was certainly not 'dy-no-mite.'

    Bill Dawes

  • Cheers to J.J. Abrams for casting another dy-no-mite actress in one of his shows.

    TVGuide.com: Breaking News

  • + 3rd Annual All Time Mock Draft: Draft Thread dy-no-mite, nothing like starting a team with the greatest offensive force the nba has ever seen in Wilt Chamberlain.

    Sports News : CBSSports.com

  • + 3rd Annual All Time Mock Draft: Draft Thread dy-no-mite, nothing like starting a team with the greatest offensive force the nba has ever seen in Wilt Chamberlain.

    Sports News : CBSSports.com

  • Black Rock's dy-no-mite stash be the source of Horace's tree-destroying explosives?)

    E! Online (US) - Top Stories

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