Groovy (or, less commonly, Groove or Groovy) is a slang colloquialism popular during the 1960’s and 1970’s. It is near about synonymous with words such as fresh, excellent, fashionable, or amazing, depending on context.

The term originated in the jazz culture of the 1920’s, in which it referred to the groove of a piece of music, plus the response felt by its listeners.  In the year 1941 it was utilized as a part of tune Let me off Uptown by Gene Krupa. In the 1945 film A Thousand and One Nights, Phil Silvers utilizes the time to depict a pompously bejeweled turban.

The term was likewise some piece of the title of a TV project called Groovy Show, which kept running from 1967–1970. There was additionally an American TV toon show called Groovie Goolies, which kept running from 1970–1972.

It later advanced into the titles of collections, for example, Groovy Decay, a 1982 collection by Robyn Hitchcock, and Groovy, Laidback, and Nasty. Samples of band names incorporate Groovy Aardvark from Can The Groovy Little Numbers from Scotland, and Groovy Rednecks and the Flaming Groovies from the USA.

At the beginning of the 1970’s, the word was commonplace in American TV commercials. The term was later used jokingly in the movies such as Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness, and the Austin Powers films.