(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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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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a cool word used mostly by surfers to greet each other, say they are having a good time or just happy.
Kelly Slater- "Cowabunga!"
Laird Hamilton- "Totally, dude, this party is awesome!"
by Kewl Chick S July 07, 2009
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Positive, Good, Great, in an aspect greater than 'cool'.
mostly used by headbangers, metalheads, skaters, surfers, and ninja turtles.
by Darrel March 20, 2003
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Quirky Sally's definition is fine, but the word originated from surfer slang in the early sixties.
Cowabunga! Look at her ride that wave.
by sgwm April 19, 2005
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when you are smoking pot, and you don't realize your high until 5 or 10 minutes later!
wow I'm high.... cowabunga!
by anonymous cause its a secret October 30, 2007
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