An expression used to accept a challenge, wage war or defend one's honor by unspecified but extreme/chaotic measures.
In all instances it is a simple way of indicating that come what may, your decision is set in stone.
Her: If you don't pause your game right now, we're breaking up.
Me: Cowabunga it is.
by The Doctopus November 28, 2019
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An expression used to indicate anger, suprise, or frustration, and very often associated with a macro of Michaelangelo of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with a wide mouthed stare on his face.
News: So the goverment is proposing a ban on erogenous artwork depicting underage children.
Weebs: Cowabunga it is.
by TheIrateIrishman October 9, 2019
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(exclamation): Originating as a greeting by Chief Thunderthud (the only Indian ever to have a moustache) to the Peanut Gallery on the 50's television program "The Howdy Doody Show", the term was later adopted by surfers in the 60's.
Chief Thunderthud: Cowabunga, peanuts!
The Peanut Gallery: Cowabunga!
Surfer: Cowabunga, dude!
by Vermont Ferret July 19, 2005
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When you pull a girls bloody tampon out and swing it like a nunchuk and hit her in the face with it.
I had Saam in the shower last weekend, she had a tampon in so I gave her the cowabunga
by Browniebaby July 20, 2017
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An exclamation of rejoice from the early 1990s. Usually uttered by teenagers wearing neon colors. Brought to popularity by the ever-so-famous Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Leonardo: The pizza just got here!
Michaelangelo: COWABUNGA dude!
by quirky sally October 12, 2003
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Basically the male version of the shocker. When a female forms a cowabunga sign with her hand and simultaneously jerks him off while sticking a thumb in and out of his butt using the SAME hand.
Wow bro that chick took me back to her place and gave me the Cowabunga, i felt like i was off the coast of Hawaii hanging ten.
by skins1118 January 22, 2010
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60s SoCal surfer slang popularized by artist Matt Goening's animated skateboarding cartoon character Bart Simpson, son of Homer "Doh!" Simpson, on the still running ― 20+ years ― "The Simpsons" TV show.

Of course, surfers picked word up ― as Vermont Ferret wrote ― from Chief Thinderthud's greeting and his peanut gallery's response on the old time (1950s) children's TV show "Howdy Dowdy," an eponym for its cowboy manikin. Back then, on old corny Westerns, an Amerindian's greeting was stereotypically, "How!" to be rejoined with a "How!" So How morphed into Cow and an "abunga" was added for silly kid ― or those with Peter Pan syndrome ― fun.
by mpcAstro August 30, 2012
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