Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Very pleasing; wonderful.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective informal, 1960's Very pleasant or very enjoyable; marvelous; wonderful; excellent; -- expressing strong approval, usually of enjoyable experiences.
  • adjective British informal Very chic.
  • adjective informal, 1960's same as hip.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective very good
  • adjective (British informal) very chic

Etymologies

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From the phrase in the groove, ultimately from the grooves of an early phonograph record.

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See groove.

Examples

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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