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
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
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
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
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