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wicked

adjective; other word formation type amelioration
It means cool or awesome.
 
"That was a wicked new song!"
Etymology : o Wicked used to have a very negative meaning. It meant evil, mean, and/or awful. Nowadays its meaning has changed to a positive one. There are several instances in slang terminology where a word that previously had a negative connotation is changed to mean something good. Words such as sick, ill, beast, and now wicked have all undergone amelioration in recent years to mean awesome, good, or cool.
Source : Common phrase used by people from the East Coast, such as Boston. August, 2010
Last modified: 8 December 2010


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