General English

  • adjective enthusiastic about doing something or wanting to do something
  • adjective liking something or someone a lot
  • adjective very strong


  • adjective excellent, great. A teenage vogue word in North America in the late 1950s and 1960s. The enthusiastic term now sounds dated but is still heard, usually said by ingenuous and ironic adults, although there are some signs of a revival among younger speakers both as a description and exclamation (‘neato-keeno’ was an elaborated version).