superbad

adjective

su·​per·​bad ˌsü-pər-ˈbad How to pronounce superbad (audio)
informal
: extremely good or impressive especially in a tough or showy way
The entire staff was uniformed. The men wore tuxedos. The women wore coats with tails and fishnet pantyhose. We looked superbad Drew T. Brown III
Some people think that she can't sing, but I'm here to tell you that no one can sing like Janet. Janet is superbad. Terry Lewis
Tamara Dobson … took the style scene by storm as movie heroine Cleopatra Jones in the seventies. Dobson's look was superbad glam. Essence
It chronologically traces Brown's evolution from a poor … R&B singer from Georgia to the absolutely original, superbad superstar. David Hiltbrand
… charging out of the wings with that bandylegged strut, looking very much his superbad old self in a gray three-piece suit and red silk tie … Gerri Hirshey

Word History

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of superbad was in 1970

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Cite this Entry

“Superbad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superbad. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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