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Definition of shiny

shiny

  • I believe this use of shiny developed on the Colorado College campus, and have no idea if it has reached beyond that. It started out being used to mean "distracting in a good way," its definition has now expanded to include "very good." It is often used in place of other slang words like "cool."
    I didn't get my work done because I was distracted by all kinds of shiny people.

    Last edited on May 18 2011. Submitted by Heather H. from Colorado Springs, CO, USA on Feb 13 2003.

  • - also made popular by Joss Whedon's TV show Firefly. Ex: "Everything's shiny, Captain." Kalee to Captain Mal, explaining that ship is not about to crash.

    Last edited on Jul 17 2009. Submitted by Anonymous on Jul 17 2009.

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Other terms relating to 'good, okay, cool, awesome, fun':

Definitions include: to be good, enjoyable, important to a person, etc.
Definitions include: a problem that, in reality, demonstrates one's good fortune.
Definitions include: something that is down; ghetto, cool.
Definitions include: a favor or kind deed.
Definitions include: something really great.
Definitions include: of good quality. Also used to describe something that one is proud of.
Definitions include: phrase used to indicate that something is very good, excellent, "cool".
Definitions include: a very unintelligent person, who screws up doing basic things.
Definitions include: a piece of computer hardware or software combining the best qualities of that type of hardware or software.
Definitions include: extremely impressive; unbelievable.
Definitions include: "shit".
Definitions include: very good, unique, cool.
Definitions include: extremely nice, of superior quality; "cool".
Definitions include: something very fun.
Definitions include: very good, excellent; "cool".

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Other terms relating to 'shiny':

Definitions include: a man who is big, dumb and macho but generally harmless and nice.
Definitions include: the need for sparkly accessories ("bling").

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