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bomb

bomb

Date: Oct 23 2008

Themes: Pop Culture

Quote

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“The staff here are all bomb.”

- Drummer Travis Barker on the people who work at the hospital where he is being treated. (MySpace)

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

really good, great, the best

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

Does the quote above look like it’s missing a word to you? Shouldn’t it be the bomb? Come on. That’s so ‘90s.

One of the most common new idioms of the last 20 years is the bomb. It means the best. If someone lends you money when you need it, you could say, “You the bomb!” which means, “You are the best!”

But in the last few years, the bomb has started to be replaced by bomb. Blink 182 and (+44) drummer Travis Barker recently survived a plane crash. He was hurt badly and is in the hospital. But at least the doctors and nurses there are nice. He says they’re bomb, but if it were a few years ago, he would have said, the bomb.

The cool thing about bomb is that it can be an adjective too. You might say, “Have you heard (+44)’s bomb new song?” If you think this lesson is bomb, give it a five-star rating and show us your bomb English skills with a comment!
Oh, but remember, if someone or something bombs or bombed, it did really badly. If no one shows up to a concert or the band doesn’t play well, you could say they bombed.

Examples

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“This food is bomb. I can’t get enough of it!”

“I got these really bomb shoes that I can’t wait to show you.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

VOLTS "bomb" perhaps means " excellent or the best"
by VOLTSSuper Member!
very good, excellent, the best
by GlacialBaiser
永恒破灭者 best; A great thing or situation
by 永恒破灭者
awesome or very nice?
by feresyosira
Pavlionka to be the bomb = to be very good or exciting
by Pavlionka
crazyvn bomb - good or very good.
by crazyvn
it means to do everything up to the mark, on a high level, superb.
by Natashechka

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Comments

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StellaCardozo

Canada

TO BOMB could be something negative?
TO bomb (verb)

07:49 PM Mar 10 2011 |

fabigatsy

Brazil

Englishbaby definitely bombs! Thanks for everything! LOL!

01:14 AM Aug 07 2009 |

poedja21

poedja21

Indonesia

From Bali, yes it's mean the best, you are all bomb guys

08:50 AM Apr 30 2009 |

lero better

Egypt

we know it cause explosion. but now it means the best

02:06 PM Apr 23 2009 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

good!!!

03:32 PM Jan 11 2009 |

@@@lolo@@@

Saudi Arabia

now i know wht does it mean bomb
:)
great

12:19 PM Oct 29 2008 |

BereNice

BereNice

Mexico

lesson’s bomb!

04:19 PM Oct 28 2008 |

Dafi

Dafi

Malaysia

great Slang

02:48 AM Oct 26 2008 |

bee0214

bee0214

China

the lesson is bomb!!!

03:50 AM Oct 25 2008 |

N.Jack

N.Jack

China

wonderful

09:43 AM Oct 24 2008 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Hehe,very crazy this slang!
Like here in Brazil,We have many slangs that says the same things and it had been forgotten with the time,because it’s in bad taste…For example,It says here in Brazil that someone is Bomb,means that someone is “strong”,”big”(he makes use of anabolic steroid) Did you see? ;)

07:21 PM Oct 23 2008 |

s640663

s640663

China

bomb tastes good.

03:42 PM Oct 23 2008 |

mionfabian

mionfabian

Brazil

travis the Bomb..
i like a lot blink 182
come back soon friend

03:25 PM Oct 23 2008 |

guobingyou

guobingyou

China

pretty good,the best

02:11 PM Oct 23 2008 |

SÉRGIO

SÉRGIO

Brazil

I didn’t know about Travis’s accident. It’s so bad! i hope it turns out well soon! +44 is a nice band!

02:00 PM Oct 23 2008 |

kaira_harry

Yemen

lol
nice

01:46 PM Oct 23 2008 |

RAY118

Haiti

the bomb is the great, super ,the best .

01:43 PM Oct 23 2008 |

kukuka

kukuka

Ukraine

my ex used the word bomb everywhere and everytime. Now i feel bad when i hear it.

06:28 AM Oct 23 2008 |

José_1971

Brazil

Bomb is to talk with people from all over the world.
BOMB IS SUPER

05:36 AM Oct 23 2008 |

yana011

yana011

Philippines

english baby is bomb! :D

12:52 AM Oct 23 2008 |

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