Cowabunga

exclamation of enjoyment, excitement, exhilaration, encouragement, etc. (originally US slang; a fanciful coinage by writer Eddie Kean and used in the US television show 'Howdy Doody'; in the 1960s used by surfers in the US and Australia; revived in the 1980s by the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' phenomenon and used mainly by young schoolchildren)

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • cowabunga — 1954, Amer.Eng., from exclamation of surprise and anger by Chief Thunderthud in The Howdy Doody Show, 1950s children s TV show; used by surfers 1960s as a shout of triumph, and spread worldwide 1990 by use in the TV cartoon Teenage Mutant Ninja… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Cowabunga — Wikipedia does not have an encyclopedia article for Cowabunga (search results). You may want to read Wiktionary s entry on cowabunga instead.wiktionary:Special:Search/cowabunga …   Wikipedia

  • Cowabunga — Cri de guerre, ou expression de stupéfaction utilisé dans de nombreuses bandes dessinées et dessins animés tels que les Peanuts (par Snoopy), les Simpson[1] (par Bart), les Tortues Ninja, ou 1 rue Sésame (par Macaron), souvent lorsque celui qui… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • cowabunga — interjection /ˌkaʊ.əˈbʌŋ.ɡə,ˌkæɔ.əˈbaŋ.ɡə/ an expression of surprise or amazement, often followed by dude Cowabunga, dude! Look at that crazy Godzilla! …   Wiktionary

  • cowabunga — Used in greetings by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and a TV show from the 50 s I wish I remembered. (Was it Howdy Doody or The Lone Ranger) Let me know if you remember. Cowabunga! …   Dictionary of american slang

  • cowabunga — /kaʊəˈbʌŋgə/ (say kowuh bungguh) interjection Colloquial (an exclamation used variously to express excitement, exhilaration, joy, encouragement, etc.): Cowabunga dudes! what a rad set. {origin unknown; identified with surfboard riders} …   Australian English dictionary

  • cowabunga — /kow euh bung geuh/, Interj. (a yell of exhilaration, mainly used by surfers.) [of uncert. orig.] * * * …   Universalium

  • cowabunga — Australian Slang exclamation of enjoyment, excitement, exhilaration, encouragement, etc. (originally US slang; a fanciful coinage by writer Eddie Kean and used in the US television show Howdy Doody ; in the 1960s used by surfers in the US and… …   English dialects glossary

  • cowabunga — interj. kowabunga, exclamation of excitement and exhilaration …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cowabunga — /kow euh bung geuh/, Interj. (a yell of exhilaration, mainly used by surfers.) [of uncert. orig.] …   Useful english dictionary

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