The word “groovy” has come up many times in the last few days, and I just wanted to say how refreshing it is to be in the company of people who know what “groovy” means.
Webster’s Dictionary defines groovy as:
1. Very pleasant or very enjoyable; marvelous; wonderful; excellent; expressing strong approval, usually of enjoyable experiences. Example: “Last night’s episode of Highway to Heaven was groovy!”
2.Very chic, hip, trendy, with it. Example: “Groovy outfit!”
I don’t know the exact origin of the Morgan/Waite definition of the word "groovy," but I am now going to attempt to define it:
-adjective (also, groovier, grooviest, groovin’)
1. Very unpleasant or very un-enjoyable; appalling; calamitous; frightful; expressing strong disapproval, usually of un-enjoyable experiences. Example: “Last Night’s episode of Highway to Heaven was groovy!”
2. Outdated in style, appearance, sound, or speech. Lame, obsolete, defunct, mullet, lace-bib overlay, tapered jeans, Aqua net, blue mascara, ankle-high boots, etc. Example: “Groovy outfit!”See, the examples in both definitions are the same. Therein lies the problem: both versions of "groovy" are used in the same context. People who don't understand the Morgan/Waite definition will get the wrong idea. For example, Anthony kept using the Morgan/Waite definition of groovy around his coworkers at CVS, who were only familiar with the Webster's definition. "Does my smock look groovy on me? I think they mistakenly gave me a women's cut." "Did you see the wedding pictures Susan brought in yesterday? That lacy bonnet thing she was wearing was totally groovy." "Dude, you're groovy." Anthony was a little embarrassed when he realized his coworkers only knew the Webster's definition of groovy. All along, he thought he had been pointing out things that were groovy, only to discover that, in doing so, he had become groovy.
While we are on the subject of groovy, I just bought this jacket at Target and Anthony said it’s groovy. He thinks it's the sleeves, that they look like they are LHOTP (Little House on the Prairie) sleeves. I can’t tell. Do you think my sleeves are groovy?