def

Definition

Slang

  • adjective excellent, wonderful, ‘the real thing’. A late 1980s vogue term of approbation deriving from the language of hip hop. The word is a shortening of ‘definitive’ or ‘definite’. The use of the word as the title of a BBC2 ‘youth slot’ programme (DEF II) in 1988 marked its apogee. Det is a more recent synonym.
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