1) Of or relating to a tube.
2)Constituting or consisting of tubes or a tube.
3) Shaped like a tube.
4) stolen from science by the surf culture and later by pop culture (in the 1980's).
5) see tubeular
6) of or relating to a good thing. See tubeular
a. " Man that wave is sooo tubular"
b. "I got an 'A' on that basket weaving test." "tubular!"
used mostly in the 80's, or by people mocking the 80's to describe something 'awesome' or 'excelent' ie, good.
teenage mutant ninja turtles say -
'that's totally tubular dudette'
From 1986....Sufer way to say cool. Relates to the tube a wave forms when cresting. First started in the Maplewood/South Orange Area of NJ and moved up and down East coast surfer comunity. Was in use in the west coast by 1988.
Dude...thats is so tubular I want to yark!
TUBULAR has been uttered since the 70's in the surf world. I am from Newport Beach and Zuma and we said it in 78 -- not sure if it was used earlier but we used it by '78 for sure. We used it to describe when waves break like a barrel. In the early 80's the slang spread fast in So Cal beach cities when in Frank Zappa's song "Valley Girl" written and sung by his daughter Moon Unit Zappa makes fun of a girl from Encino (a rich part of the San Fernando Valley) who uses adopted surf lingo / words like "tubular" as a word to mean "cool." "Her name? Her name is Ondrea, Onndrea Wil-son." A girl like Andrea (rather "Ondrea," as she'd likely pronounce it, would travel the 15-20 miles from Encino to Malibu Beach to try to party with the surfer boys and boogie board on weekends -- and she dates Val Surf boys who cross Malibu Canyon to surf but live in the snotty-materialistic Valley -- that's where she picks up this lingo that identifies her as a Val along with her obsession with shopping designer at the Encino or Sherman Oaks Gallaria. All the Val's picked up that slang because of their close proximity to the beach and their love of "Fast Times," OP, Quicksilver, and everything SURF and SKATE. You would have been over heard all this exagerated lingo at the Encino Gallaria in the very early 80's. In 1982 Moon Unit Zappa and her dad put out the song that lit the fire: "Valley Girl" -- and from that day forward the world began to mock the So Cal Val's adopted surf lingo and mak...more...
Very cool. Rad. surfer lingo
Term is from Maplewood N.J. the East Coast usage stopped by the early 90's, but became very popular term in the West Coast.
That long board is totaly tubular.
Tubular is in referance to surfing in the barrel. the tube. getting in a tube is awesome, hence the word tubular : )
That ride was tubular man. Did you catch that?!
After that surf we need some tubular tucker..
A once-popular expression meaning, essentially, 'really cool'. Synonymous with far out
. Rarely used these days, except as a joke.
Dude, the new (insert band) album is totally tubular!
Even now, Peeps
are still grooving
to Tubular Bells, and they figured out by the 80s that it wasn't just a passing fad, so anything groovy enough to outlast a fad
became tubular. It's too bad saying tubular wasn't tubular.