gnarly

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adjective \ˈnär-lē\

Definition of gnarly

gnarlier

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gnarliest

  1. 1 :  gnarled gnarly branches

  2. 2 slang a :  difficult, hairy skidded around gnarly hairpin turns — Austin Murphyb :  bad, nasty has some pretty gnarly karma coming — Drew Barrymorec :  cool, good some gnarly guitar playing

Origin and Etymology of gnarly

see gnarled


First Known Use: 1773


GNARLY Defined for English Language Learners

gnarly

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adjective \ˈnär-lē\

Definition of gnarly for English Language Learners

  • : very difficult or bad

  • : very good


GNARLY Defined for Kids

gnarly

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adjective \ˈnär-lē\

Definition of gnarly for Students

gnarlier

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gnarliest

  1. :  gnarled

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