groovier; grooviest
: marvelous, wonderful, excellent
felt that this poetry was … enjoyable, not to mention groovyR. M. Muccigrosso
: hip, trendy
a younger and groovier audienceRobert MacKenzie

Examples of groovy in a Sentence

a great movie with groovy special effects old college buddies fondly recalling the days when bell-bottom jeans were about the grooviest thing around
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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of groovy was circa 1937

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Cite this Entry

“Groovy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


groovier; grooviest
: very good : excellent
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