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Jim really paved the way—on film and in television—for people to see young, rad chicks kick ass and take names.Jessica Alba on 'Sin City,' Typecasting, and How Homophobia Pushed Her Away From the Church|Marlow Stern|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If Hugh Jackman is totally heterosexual, his mode is a confusing—and not in a good, rad way—butch-camp.
Nashville: Broadman Holman Publishers, 1996 Rad, Gerhard von.The Backstory of ‘Noah’ Is Full of Giants, Horny Angels, and a Grieving God|Tim Townsend|March 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In October 2007, Hourani launched his first ready-to-wear unisex line, RAD by Rad Hourani, at a small art gallery in Paris.
The ‘Today’ Show Horses Around Who knew David Gregory was such a rad dancer?Ai Weiwei, Ban Ki-moon, Ponies & More Best ‘Gangnam Style’ Parodies (VIDEO)|Melissa Leon, Kevin Fallon|October 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The door was opened, showing Jack and Rad and Mr. Betterson seated, and the boys standing by the outer door.The Young Surveyor;|J. T. Trowbridge
When Uncle Rad succeeded to the title, Arthur was heir-presumptive of course.The Heart of a Woman|Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
When Rad said he knew nothing of the stolen bonds I dismissed the possibility from my mind.The Four Pools Mystery|Jean Webster
Three times Rad's respectful fingers on his visitor's sleeve signed to him a change of route.A Master of Fortune|Cutcliffe Hyne
"Maybe some rival club is after Rad and doesn't want its plans known," mused Joe.Baseball Joe in the Big League|Lester Chadwick
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Word Origin and History for rad
"x-ray dose unit," 1918, shortened form of radiation (q.v.). As shortened form of radical (n.), it is attested in political slang from 1820. Teen slang sense of "extraordinary, wonderful" is from late 1970s (see radical (adj.)).