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Learn English slang: an “epic” slang word

An “epic” slang word

 

“Epic” is originally an adjective which is used to describe films and maybe books which are very long in duration. E.g. “El Cid” is an epic film, or even: “El Cid” is an epic. (It is a noun here.)

Now it is used commonly as a very positive adjective which is a synonym for “amazing”. I think this is because the original meaning has positive connotations.

EXAMPLES

“That goal was epic!” (That goal was amazing!)

“The party at the weekend was epic.”

 

Here is a current advert which uses “epic” with this meaning a couple of times (I don’t mean to promote the product – whatever it is…):

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