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34 Results for "good"

  • bon-diggity
    ( adj ) Attractive; good-looking. You are so bon-diggity.
    1990s
  • bootsie
    ( n ) Bad, no good. Man, that teacher is bootsie.
    1990s
  • brick
    ( n ) A good person. Don't say anything bad about Percival; he's a brick if ever there was one.
    1840s
  • bug off
    ( v ) Leave, say good-bye. Why don't you just bug off!
    1970s
  • bum
    ( adj ) Bad, no good. What a bum trip that project was.
    1850s
  • bunk
    ( adj ) Bad, no good. Dad told me to go to my room. he's so bunk!
    1990s
  • buzz off
    ( v ) Leave, say good-bye. Why don't you just buzz off and stop bothering me?
    1910s
  • candy
    ( n ) An extremely good looking guy or girl. What a nice couple! They are pure candy.
    1980s
  • crummy
    ( adj ) Bad, no good Where did you get such a crummy baseball mitt?
    1940s
  • crump
    ( adj ) Feeling good. I'm crump, man, let's have some fun.
    1990s
  • federal
    ( adj ) Out of the ordinary; extremely good. Those jeans of hers are purely federal.
    1990s
  • from nowhere
    ( adv ) Bad, no good. His taste in women is from nowhere, man.
    1950s
  • giddy
    ( n ) A good time, a lot of fun. It was a party where everybody got their giddies.
    1990s
  • goody-goody
    ( adj ) Sanctimonious. Sheryl never attended church because she disliked the goody-goody sermonizing.
    1870s
  • goody-goody (two shoes)
    ( n ) A prude. Charity Ball is such a goody-goody she would never do that.
    1870s
  • have it all together
    ( vp ) In good mental or psychological condition. Recently, I don't seem to have it all together.
    1960s
  • illuminations
    ( n ) Good ideas, thoughts. So, George, can you add any illuminations to the conversation?
    1990s
  • later
    ( int ) Good-bye. Later, dude; I have to go.
    1960s
  • mack-daddy
    ( n ) Someone good at flirting with women. You are the mackdaddy of them all; why don't you have a date for the prom?
    1990s
  • nogoodnik
    ( n ) A bad or worthless person. So then the nogoodnik tramped across my clean kitchen floor in his muddy boots.
    1930s
  • nowhere
    ( adv ) Bad, no good. That song is nowhere.
    1980s
  • off the hook
    ( pp ) Exceptionally good. Did you see John's new kicks? They are off the hook.
    1980s
  • oyster
    ( n ) A jolly good fellow. Horace set me up with a beautiful blind date. Quite an oyster, that Horace.
    1880s
  • peace
    ( n ) Good bye. Peace, everyone; I'll see you all tomorrow.
    1960s
  • potent
    ( adj ) Fine or good. That new car of his is potent, man.
    1990s
  • rasta
    ( int ) Good-bye. Rasta, baby; I have to jet.
    1990s
  • scooby doos
    ( n ) Good shoes. I need a pair of scooby doos before I can go out dancing.
    2000s
  • scoop
    ( n ) An alert on a good news story. Rhoda Book always gets scoops on the honeymoon of the Hollywood stars.
    1870s
  • scream
    ( n ) A very, very good time Hardy Pardy's reception was a scream.
    1880s
  • See you later, alligator
    ( int ) Good-bye. See you later, alligator. (After while, crocodile.).
    1950s
  • set
    ( n ) A series of good waves in surfing. Man, did I catch a great set this morning.
    1970s
  • sucky
    ( adj ) Bad, no good. Bucky can't go to the beach this weekend. That's sucky!
    1990s
  • Way to go!
    ( int ) Good going, nice job. Nice 3-pointer, Bev. Way to go!
    1950s
  • whoopee
    ( n ) A good time. I've had a tough week. Let's go out and make some whoopee this weekend.
    1920s

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