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tubular

folk etymology archaic
Another word for cool or awesome.
 
Tubular is an early 90's word used to refer to something that is really awesome. The standard definition of tubular is something consisting of tubes or that is tube-like in form. Tubular comes from a surfer-lingo where tube refers to wave-like--hence tubular means cool.
Etymology : California-surfer slang referring to waves
Source : "Hocus Pocus" the movie.
Last modified: 8 December 2010


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