Posted by ESC on December 10, 2003
In Reply to: Feelin' groovy! posted by Bruce Kahl on December 10, 2003
: : : Who first said this? I'm assuming that it stems from records (as in the grooves thereof). And I'm assuming it also stems from saying 'in the groove'. But I could be assuming entirely incorrectly.
: : : Does anyone know?
: : Simon and Garfunkel released The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) in 1966, so it must have been popular then.
: One entry found for groovy.
: Main Entry: groovy
: Pronunciation: 'grü-vE
: Function: adjective
: Inflected Form(s): groov·i·er; -est
: Date: circa 1937
: 1 : MARVELOUS, WONDERFUL, EXCELLENT
: 2 : HIP
From "20th Century Words: The Story of New Words in English Over the Last 100 Years" by John Ayto (Oxford University Press, New York, 1999:
groovy adj. In the groove performing well.