1. affirmation that something is impressive, exclamatory
2. an agreement with a statement (similar to 'word')
3. alarm, surprise or danger
4. a simple greeting
5. "hurry up"
Beck liked the misspelling, naming the album after it. As such, the word carries a similar exclamatory function to it's Spanish pronunciation.
- Hey/Hi/What's Up/Word, just passing through!"
The expression was coined first by CHICANOS (California-based Latinos) during the mid 20th century (around 60's)
It is NOT a word that is used by all Latinos. Homeboy's use the term a lot
Sad Boy: Odelay.
"Whoa, man, what does that mean?"
"Look it up, jackass."
"Hey, just 'cause I'm a democrat does NOT mean I'm a jackass!"
2.) "...And therefore, the variable X must be the coefficient of Y, which would, logically, then be the answer to our question of what the last number of PI is."
Beck's head is on his desk, and he appears to be
"Mr. Beck, can you tell me what the last number of PI is?" asks the Professor, looking down his glasses.
Beck sits up, looks around, wipes the drool off his mouth, and says "Who da' what now with th' Odelay?!"
"Exactly Mr. Beck! And all this time, I was led to believe you were slumbering...."
3.) "Dude, Beck, I just banged three broads! And I left one for you!"
(Mexican man pulls up next to him in his car)
M: Odelay, take that shit to the next level
M: Odelay...Pinche fresca!