double-plus-good

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Etymology[edit]

Originated in Newspeak, a fictional language coined in Nineteen Eighty-Four: a 1949 dystopian novel by George Orwell

Adjective[edit]

double-plus-good (not comparable)

  1. excellent, very good
    • 1992 alt.music.alternative, Norman Spiney, “Info about SKREW?”, alt.music.alternative, Usenet:
      For someone like myself who loves the MINISTRY album Mind... this new album is double plus good!
    • 1999 March 12, "BAM", “Re:Use of the "J" word (RANT!)”, alt.toys.gi-joe, Usenet:
      I think our glorious government's rewriting of language is double plus good, brother.
    • 1999, Alan A. Grometstein, “Bells Thunderbolt 1964”, in The Roots of Things: Topics in Quantum Mechanics[1], ISBN 9780306459771, page 511:
      We can only agree with Mermin's anonymous physicist, but must add that they are double-plus-good rocks, full of promise.
    • 2005, Rand Clifford, Timing[2], ISBN 9780964781788, page 384:
      Nudging the nearly-closed bedroom door secret-agent style, I saw on the bed the double-plus-good definition of inviting.

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