probably used by the Z-boys (and me) to expess extreme delight at some completly, outstanding, overpoweringly decent. Also probably started by stoned aussie surfers from the stoneage, along with narly, bogus, dude and surfing
Livi skatepark is RAD as fuck man!
by SanJ Street August 03, 2003
Something that is cool, or very neat.
"That movie was rad!"
by Paige October 01, 2002
a flippant and off hand way to refer to something as being cool, awesome or otherwise great.

Commonly used in the 80's but is experiencing a resurgence particularly from the hipster fixed gear bike scene.
1. "Man, that Pista would look totally rad with a tri-wing aerospoke."

2. "Dude, did you see that guy getting totally rad on his fixie, that 180 bunny hop was off the hook".
by TheRadness November 17, 2008
it's like saying über cool.
talk like a skater from the 80's,
say rad.
by enameline September 11, 2005
awesome; cool usually surfer slang
surfer guy just nailed a wave

"dude that wave was so rad!"
by big booty. May 29, 2006
When awesome and cool just aren't enough to describe something.
Aj: "We're awesome!"
May: "No we're not, we're better! We're fucking Rad maan!"
by MerMaydens February 07, 2014
A totally rad 80's movie about BMX racing featuring that hot chick from Full House
-Have you seen that rad movie Rad?
-It's totally rad.
by Jared December 18, 2003
Abbreviation of 'radical', used to imply something different and interesting (i.e. a break from what is boring and ordinary).
'Fancy a pizza with 10 toppings?'
'That's rad, man!'
by Flaze3 May 19, 2009

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