- Potentially used back in the 70s when certain slang was introduced, rad has now reappeared in the 21st century as a retro term, carrying the same meaning and etymology, but reintroduced into the newer generation. Was most likely reintroduced because of the popular retro styles coming back into fashion, and along with it, the lexicon as well.
Amazing: used to exaggerate and describe things on a different level of incredible
Etymology : Clipping of the word “radical”
Source : “That was a rad movie we saw last night, can you believe the ending?!” (Duncaroo, May 2011)
Last modified: 5 December 2011