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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 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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Definitions include: great; amazing; "cool"; "awesome".
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Definitions include: very good, excellent; "cool".
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Definitions include: very solid, i.e. without any problems.
Definitions include: extremely full.
Definitions include: acronym for "some wild-ass silly shit".

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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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