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Fantabular

adjective; blending and clipping
Great, fabulous, fantastic all at the same time. Possible reason used: This is a word used similar to another neologism ‘fantabulous’ which is a blend of ‘fantastic’ and ‘fabulous.’ Both of these words are used as ultra positives meaning better than great. It is used as an intensifier to signify a feeling of great happiness. On the other hand, fantabular can also take on the traditional ironic undertones that words like fantastic, fabulous, and great can undertake to mean not great or fantastic. Thus, this word can be used is a way to signify something really good or really bad, depending on the use of irony.
 
How’s it going Joel? Just fantabular.
Etymology : Derived by blending and clipping of ‘fan-‘ from the word ‘fantastic’ + ‘-ab-‘ from the word ‘fabulous’ + ‘-ular’ from the word ‘ tubular’
Source : Response from greeting a friend
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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