Definition of 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
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
on Jul 17 2009.
Slang terms with the same meaning
Other terms relating to ' good, okay, cool, awesome, fun':
Definitions include: good.
Definitions include: going well; going smoothly.
Definitions include: something very fun.
Definitions include: impressive.
Definitions include: misspelling of " gangsta" which is a colloquial spelling/pronunciation of " gangster".
Definitions include: Spelling variant of gangster.
Definitions include: a very good, trusted friend, often from childhood; " homie"; " boy".
Definitions include: cool.
Definitions include: perfectly done; " on point".
Definitions include: shortened form of "brilliant".
Definitions include: to hang out or chill; do nothing.
Definitions include: good; excellent.
Definitions include: very nice, unique, beautiful.
Definitions include: very good, excellent, the best; " cool".
Definitions include: tight or fun.
Slang terms with the same root words
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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