kewl

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kewl (comparative kewler, superlative kewlest)

  1. (Internet slang) Alternative spelling of cool.
    • 1990, "Dangerous AL", Janes Addiction (on newsgroup alt.rock-n-roll.metal)
      Janes[sic] Addiction is some KEWL stuff.

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Sensational spelling. Generally restricted to the colloquial meaning of popular, which is also a colloquial meaning of hot, and therefore this spelling is useful to distinguish this word from the standard meaning of cool. With this particular meaning it has been adopted into other languages.

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