Austro-Hungarian Monarch. Shot. Dead. WW1. So they say.

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Pish and mystifyingly popular Scottish Band that are this month's 'band du jour' among Britain's alt-art "yeah I'm so trendy and with it" cognoscenti. Alternative enough to be acceptable to the educated middle classes and students, but sufficiently lacking in originality to have mass appeal among brain-dead assholes who like whatever happens to be trendy. Destined for fleeting success followed by half-hearted follow-ups of marginal artistic credibilty and only fringe appeal. Popular among people who punctuate sentences randomly with the word "like".
I went to a totally like underground Franz Ferdinand concert and only like really clever people who get it were there because it wasn't advertised except on the internet like and in a coded advert in The List that you had to be a totally clever like fan to understand. And I was there so I said the guy, I was like "I'm like your biggest fan and I knew you all before you were like really popular" and he was like "oh really well why don't you come in for like free then" and I was like "yeah" and I got in like totally free. It was so cool just like being so much like everyone else but in a totally like original and alternative way yeah.
by Esteban Tuero June 09, 2004
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1. Archduke killed and started WWI, yeah yeah, everyone's heard it.

2. Scottish band with pure originality and great lyrics along with catchy tunes. With Alex Kapranos and his wonderful voice, he makes Franz Ferdinand a much more fun band to listen to.
1. History is boring, but when I heard the name Franz Ferdinand, I started dancing in the middle of class.

2. I went to the Franz Ferdinand concert and I threw my bra onto the stage and Alex Kapranos looked very startled.
by Lani July 19, 2004
1. name of Archduke who was assasinated and incident sparked the "beginning" of WWI
2. Scottish band made up of Art majors/students that just wanted to make music that girls could dance to.
1. "They killed Franz! Those bastards will pay with a world war!" ::evil laugh::
2. Boy talks to girl. "I say take me out bitch or meet in the matinee cause it's better in the dark of the matinee"
by Monserrat March 27, 2004
1. Archduke of Austria-Hungary whose assination in 1914 led to the start of WWI.

2. The best time you'll ever have, via four Scottish lads who love music as much as your brother loves his porn collection.
1. Damn! I got points off my history essay for putting that Franz Ferdinand is sexy. (see def. 2)

2. Franz Ferdinand rock my socks!
by LemonShizzy June 28, 2004
An awesome Scottish band with men who wear tight pants...they rock
"That guy over there, he looks so Franz Ferdinand!"
by ferrisbuellerismyhero March 05, 2005
Fantastic Rock/Pop, nicely dressed band from Glasgow.
Members: Alex Kapranos (vocals, guitar), Nick McCarthy (guitar), Paul Thompson (Drummer) and Robert Hardy (Bass player)
I dont care if the band got fangirled, if franz ferdinand puts out hot stuff, im going to listen. Fangirls aside, Good music is just good music.
by rnlaing January 17, 2006
The awesomest band in the damn world!!!
I can't wait until the Almost Acoustic Christmas at the Hollywood Ampitheatre!!!!
by Take Me Out November 28, 2004
1. A kick ass band from Scotland, their album is really good if anybody bought it.
2. The assasination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was the spark that set off WWI.
Buy the album or read a history book to find out if what I'm saying is true.
by Bob the Magician pt.2 May 27, 2004
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