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Coined by British writer and journalist George Orwell in 1949 as part of the Newspeak in his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.


double-plus-good (not comparable)

  1. Excellent; very good.
    • 1992, Norman Spiney, “Info about SKREW?”, in[1] (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!)”, in[2] (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[3], →ISBN, 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[4], →ISBN, page 384:
      Nudging the nearly-closed bedroom door secret-agent style, I saw on the bed the double-plus-good definition of inviting.