1. of objects or people, enjoyable, exciting, funny.
|Bowery Life [ebook] ‘Extract of what?’ asked de wise guy, showing his crockery wid a gas laugh.|
|Happy as Larry Act I: She’s a gas looking widow all right.|
|After the Wake (1981) 54: The gassest little ex-Dublin Fusilier in the street.|
|Ginger Man (1958) 181: You’re a gas man.|
|At Night All Cats Are Grey 124: It’ll be right gas. [Ibid.] 162: He’s a gas man, the bould Willie.|
|(con. 1920s) Emerald Square 95: You’re a gas man.|
|The Van (1998) 404: He was some tulip, Bertie; he was fuckin’ gas.|
|Everyday Eng. and Sl. [Internet] Gas (a): funny.|
2. impressive, extraordinary.
|Real Bohemia xiv: gas the best, the most.|
|Snapper 139: Michah’s ma ate coal when she was havin’ him. [...] That’s gas.|
|Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightdress 259: I had a chat with oul’ Fehily. A gas character altogether.|
3. see gassy adj.1 (2)