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
A word that gained popular usage in the 1980s. It is an abbreviation or "radical," and is a synonym or cool and/or stellar. Synonymous with surf bums and teens who think they are still in the 1980s.
Surf bum: Duuude, I just got tubed in the most righteous wave today!
Valley girl with big blonde hair and spandex: Like, ohmygod, that is SO rad!
by Sir Joshizzle July 14, 2006
A term used to describe a punk who doesn't restrict him or herself to one genre or another, though most likely has a certain preference. Describes one who is completely devoted to music; holding it and its ideals above all else. It is a state of such complete awesomeness that when someone achieves it, it will no longer matter to them.
Rad is for the kids whom Music=Life. See Hardcore Bandana
by Cubone of the Pokemon Mafia February 12, 2006
A word brought back to life by a couple of high school kids in 2003 during third hour, which is rapidly growing in popularity.
Joey: "Dude, we should seriousley start saying rad"
Alex: "I second that motion"
by nello killer March 26, 2005
1. Cool
2. To have sexual relations with.
1. That party was rad
2. I got rad with this girl last night.
by Tim December 21, 2003
rad is the rassest word ever
rad is so rad, its radder then plaid , because everybody knows plaid is so rad
by anarchyincanada June 18, 2003
Abbreviation for Really Awesome Dudes. Used in the context "Hey man, you're rad," it is also an organzation of strapping men from Pine Plains, NY. Who are Really Awesome. Dude.
Hey bro, you're so RAD. You are a really awesome dude.
by Dee Dubbya August 07, 2008
abbreviation of radiator.
the rad isn't working! i'm fecking freezing.
by kellykellyrob April 14, 2007

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