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  • adjective slang ridiculous


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From ridiculous.


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    December 3, 2006

  • Everyone and his uncle claims to have invented this word. You didn't.

    January 6, 2009

  • How do you know I didn't?

    January 6, 2009

  • Someone had to have invented it. How do you know who it was?

    January 6, 2009

  • If you create something that is entirely new to you, could that not be called inventing even if—unbeknownst to you—someone else invented it already?

    Well, I didn't invent ridonkulous and nor do I claim to have done any such thing, which debunks that theory anyway.

    January 6, 2009

  • Research suggests that this word first appeared in 1998, on Usenet, in a Backstreet Boys fan group.

    Author happens not to be my uncle.

    January 7, 2009

  • That spelling is pretty odd. I would tend to say the word was first used by someone else, as the date of first attestation isn't necessarily the first usage.

    January 12, 2009

  • Hollywood's recent memetic usage of this word is beyond ridonkulous.

    April 10, 2009

  • With the spelling "redonkulous", it appears in "The BFG" by Roald Dahl, from 1982.

    October 3, 2013