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- Of, pertaining to, or having grooves.
- The back of the tile was groovy so that it could hold the adhesive compound.
- (dated) Set in one's ways.
From the phrase in the groove, originally in reference to the grooves of an early phonograph record.
- (dated, slang) Cool, neat, interesting, fashionable. [popular in the 1940s and again in the 1960s-1970s]
- 2012, Pat Monahan (Train), Drive By (song lyrics):
- When you move me, everything is groovy.
- 2012 May 24, Nathan Rabin, “Film: Reviews: Men In Black 3”, in The Onion AV Club:
- Men In Black 3 lacks the novelty of the first film, and its take on the late ’60s feels an awful lot like a psychedelic dress-up party, all broad caricatures and groovy vibes.
- 2015 February 12, Tina Alexander and Daniel Baxter, “How X-Men: Days of Future Past Should Have Ended”, in How It Should Have Ended, season 7, episode 3, YouTube, How It Should Have Ended, spoken by Superman (Daniel Baxter):
- Well, I love it! Move really fast, reverse time, save everyone? That sounds groovy! I’m gonna have to try that some day!
cool, neat, interesting
groovy (plural groovies)
- OED 2nd edition 1989