cowabunga

cowabunga

[kou-uh-buhng-guh]
interjection
(a yell of exhilaration, mainly used by surfers.)

Origin:
of uncertain origin

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Main Entry:  cowabunga
Part of Speech:  interj
Definition:  an exclamation of delight or satisfaction
Etymology:  from Chief Thunderthud on the Howdy Doody Show
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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 Turtles."
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