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 8, 2014
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An abbreviation of 'radical'--a term made popular by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Still primarily used by people on the West Coast who find words like 'cool', 'awesome', and 'tight' to be tired and overused; 'rad' is generally considered to be a much higher praise than the aforementioned superlatives. Also used as a general expression of awe.
"Those are some rad shoes."
"Oh, RAD."
by Prettykitty July 27, 2003
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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
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the word used to describe something when u must describe it as positively as possible. Rad is the strongest alternative, and stronger than the word, 'cool'
Sex and Pizza are rad
by Captain|2ad November 24, 2002
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Shortend form of the word radical, a 100% slang word from the 1980's, used mostly in the past by people from Generation-X (people born in the late 60's early 70's) to describe something that's cool.

Apperantly lots teens today are starting to use it as well, most of 'm probably don't even know that it is a 80's slang word and if they do know, they probably are pretending that it's something of their generation.
That's a rad bike you've got.
by mitrooper September 20, 2009
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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 18, 2008
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It is rare to use. It's a cool slang word from the 1970s/80s. It means "awesome", "exceptional", "cool". It's something American surfers or skateboarders would say.
by Thomas said January 30, 2020
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