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And it is a groove; perhaps there was never anything so groovy.

But Mrs. Otway was much more original and more impulsive, thus far less “groovy,” than the people among whom her lot was cast.

WORD ORIGIN

1853 in literal sense of "pertaining to a groove," from groove (n.) + -y (2). Slang sense of "first-rate, excellent" is 1937, American English, from jazz slang phrase in the groove (1932) "performing well (without grandstanding.)" As teen slang for "wonderful," it dates from c.1941; popularized 1960s, out of currency by 1980. Related: Grooviness.

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