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Blend of Vancouver +‎ groovy.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. (informal) Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
    • 2002, Laura Madokoro, "Super, natural Vancouver, B.C.", Globe and Mail, 30 August 2002:
      Because "Vangroovy" is the most stereotyped city in Canada, I felt what I as a newcomer needed to do: ditch the power suits, eat organic, exercise a lot and be laid back all the time.
    • 2009, Tom Graff, "Vangroovy Vancouver", Vancouver Observer, 21 November 2009:
      Here we are in a beautiful Calgary garden. The groovy newlywed young engineer who designed and installed the very Vancouver garden spent his childhood in Richmond. He offers me a veggie burger and with a straight face says, “What’s it like in Vangroovy these days?”
    • 2013, Liane Faulder, "Nothing beats a gorgeous cookbook to tantalize the taste buds", Edmonton Journal, 11 December 2013:
      Recipes and photographs are nothing short of gorgeous and if you’ve got friends in Vangroovy (and who doesn’t), this book will delight them to no end.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:Vangroovy.

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