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    awesome meaning

    what is the meaning of the word awesome?

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    Re: awesome meaning

    I'll assume that you have a dictionary and that you have already looked up the "standard" meaning of the word and that you are trying to figure out the everyday usage one hears on TV or on the street.

    It's mostly a word used by people under 30 to describe a general feeling of great satisfaction or wonder at what they have just heard or experienced.

    How was the concert?
    It was awesome!

    Jim - "I've been trying to get her telephone number for weeks and she finally gave it to me yesterday."
    Joe - "Awesome, now you can ask her out."

    Look at those waves!
    Awesome, man.


    PS: many say its origins were in the San Fernando valley suburbs of the city of Los Angeles, California.
    Last edited by JohnParis; 25-Oct-2011 at 13:05. Reason: addition of a postscript

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    Re: awesome meaning

    Welcome to the forum, lindivya.

    We try to help with questions about English, but we are not a substitute for a dictionary. Try here: Definitions of awesome - OneLook Dictionary Search . If you have problems with a definition, you can come back here for help.

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