Origin of cooler
adjective, cool·er, cool·est.
- great; fine; excellent: a real cool comic.
- characterized by great facility; highly skilled or clever: cool maneuvers on the parallel bars.
- socially adept: It's not cool to arrive at a party too early.
- acceptable; satisfactory; okay: If you want to stay late, that's cool.
- (used to express acceptance): Okay, cool! I'll be there at 10:00.
- (used to express approval, admiration, etc.): He got the job? Cool!
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of cool
Synonyms for cool
Antonyms for cool
Examples from the Web for cooler
Contemporary Examples of cooler
We were able, hopefully, to educate those policy makers… As of December of this year, cooler heads have prevailed.SWAT Lobby Shoots to Kill Police Reform After Ferguson
December 2, 2014
Some, like Norman Mailer, adopted the cooler pose of being casually interested in the possibility.The FBI’s Bogus ISIS Bust
November 21, 2014
When Apple Watch comes out early next year, it will be cooler and more relevant than any Rolex or Cartier.Will Apple Take Down the Luxury Watch Industry?
September 10, 2014
But the Upper East Side social scene is cooler and more enjoyable.Why the Upper East Side Is Now Cooler Than Brooklyn
September 2, 2014
One of the cooler parts of this movie was when Schmidt and Jenko go to Spring Break.Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill on ‘22 Jump Street,’ Penis Kissing, and Julie Andrews’s Boobs
June 10, 2014
Historical Examples of cooler
The wind blew this day more from the northward, and was cooler.
And my head is much better and cooler, and I am quite comfortable.Little Dorrit
He walked to the end of the long hall to where the cooler stood.Frank Roscoe's Secret
The temperature was still high, but you could imagine it was cooler.L'Assommoir
I had no idea Portugal was ever as hot as this, but no doubt it is cooler on land.The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales
Arthur Conan Doyle
Word Origin for cool
1570s, "a vessel in which something is set to cool," agent noun from cool (v.). Meaning "insulated box to keep things cool" is from 1958. Slang meaning "jail" is attested from 1884.
Old English col "not warm" (but usually not as severe as cold), also, of persons, "unperturbed, undemonstrative," from Proto-Germanic *koluz (cf. Middle Dutch coel, Dutch koel, Old High German kuoli, German kühl "cool," Old Norse kala "be cold"), from PIE root *gel- "cold, to freeze" (see cold (adj.)).
Applied since 1728 to large sums of money to give emphasis to amount. Meaning "calmly audacious" is from 1825. Slang use for "fashionable" is 1933, originally Black English; modern use as a general term of approval is from late 1940s, probably from bop talk and originally in reference to a style of jazz; said to have been popularized in jazz circles by tenor saxophonist Lester Young. Related: Coolly.
c.1400, "coldness, coolness," from cool (adj.). Meaning "one's self-control, composure" (the thing you either keep or lose) is from 1966.
Old English colian, "to lose warmth," also figuratively, "to lose ardor," from the root of cool (adj.). Meaning "to cause to lose warmth" is from late 14c. Related: Cooled; cooling.
In addition to the idioms beginning with cool
- cool as a cucumber
- cool down
- cool it
- cool off
- cool one's heels
- cool out
- keep cool
- keep one's cool
- play it cool