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Shiny

adjective; zero derivation
Cool, awesome, amazing, phenomenal. Apparent meaning: from this first context and future uses, this word’s meaning is ‘cool, neat, or awesome’ Analysis of word: root shine meaning 'radiant' or 'to be radiant' plus the adjective ending –y, with the root meaning generalized. Possible reason used: the person wanted to sound current and "on the edge," and thus created a new word for 'cool,' a favorite pastime of those who wish to look cool.
 
This show is shiny.
Etymology : Root shine 'to be radiant' plus affix -y 'characterized by'
Source : a conversation with a friend
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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