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grood

adjective; blending and clipping
Descriptive word attributed to something that is better than good but not great. ("Lunch today wasn’t great, but it was better than good. I’d say it was grood.") Apparent Meaning: Characterized as better than good but not quite great. The term is often used as a description of something that does not fall into the category of good or great, but falls somewhere between. The adjective GREAT is clipped to GR. The adjective GOOD is clipped to OOD and blended with GR to form GROOD. Possible Reason Used: The term is used as a descriptive word that expresses a sense of approval between good and great. It was probably used to fill the void between the two words with another word that starts with “g.” This probably occurred incidentally when an individual could not decide whether to describe something as good or great and accidentally said the word GROOD because it sounded like a naturally fitting word that resides between good and great. The term allows for a more specific description of a degree of satisfaction that cannot be expressed as good or great.
 
That pizza was grood; some of the best I’ve had.
Etymology : GR- clipped from GREAT and GOOD clipped to -OOD; GR- blended with -OOD to form GROOD; GREAT from Middle English, ‘grete’ thick, course; GOOD from Middle English, from Old English ‘god’ (with long ‘o’ pronunciation)
Source : Rice student talking about pizza from restaurant.
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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