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Any culture resembling pack behavior. Tribal is usually referred to in modern culture when referring to people who, as a group, are tattooed or modified to bare the look of african tribesman.

Tribal is also a form of tattooing that uses symmetrical patterns.
I was walking through the mall and saw a man walking around with stretched lobes looking very tribal.
by Denis Baldwin February 03, 2004
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Term describing a horrible mistake with permanent implications due to blindly following the actions of others.
Fellow #1 - "Hey, you heard about Gary? He ended up doing that prostitute that was taking all the guys to the bathroom in exchange for quarters. She then met up with him a few months later with her pimp by her side telling him she's pregnant and keeping the baby. And if he didn't marry her, the pimp was going to kill him. So now he's going to be a dad to a crack baby, married to a crack whore, and living under the iron fist of a wrathful pimp."

Fellow #2 - "Man. Now that's Tribal."
by Baron Webster October 03, 2010
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(adj.) interchangeable with beast. used to call something awesome, cool, perfect, or any other expression of something really good.

(v.) to go tribal; same as going beast or beast mode
Example 1: "Bro, I was having such a crappy day, and then turns out I totally went tribal on my chem test and got 100. Turned my day around."

Example 2: "Did you see that tribal kid just do a double backflip?! It was mad sick!"

Example 3: "I made the most tribal half court shot yesterday. Behind the back, eyes closed. There's nothing tribal-er than that."
by Tribal_Bro November 09, 2010
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A word invented by the band Alarmed. Used in place of "trying to", eventually usages evolved into a word used in place of whatever the fuck you want.
"Dude you tribal get drunk?"

"How tribal r u?"

by tribalarmed July 10, 2008
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a spiffy little dance done when overjoyed by an experience or circumstances.
"Dude, do you think they're into us?"
"In a huge way!"
"mini tribal!"
*dance occours
by Dani March 30, 2005
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(Tribal House Music ) tribal house is a form of electronic dance music derived from house music but being highly drum-centric and often without a core melody.

In many tribal house tracks, it is rare to find a core melody or prolonged synth sound, such as those found in techno music and similar electronic music styles. Instead, tribal house tracks rely on sophisticated drum patterns for their rhythm. A track can consist of several different drum sounds.

There is no clear-cut definition of tribal house music, instead tracks are usually classified or perceived as tribal because of their live sound. Tribal house is reminiscent of the ethnic music of various tribes of Africa and South America, and it is not unusual for this music to feature chanting and ululation as a cappellas. Tribal music can be produced with either live (ie. with real drums and instruments) or digital instrumentation: however, live-produced music of this sort in the purest sense is seen as ethnic, while digital tribal music is called 'tribal house'.
Tribal DJ's Chus and Ceballos are two of the most popular tribal djs
by Don worry about it May 07, 2008
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