(orig. US) wonderful, the best, outstanding; also used ironically/negatively.
|in Current Sl. (1967) I:4 4/2: Marvy-groovy, adj. Bad, unpleasing (esp. sarcastic).|
|New Yorker 14 Mar. 34: ‘O Sad Arthur, how marvie!’ cried the entranced Lambie. [Ibid.] 17 Oct. 39: Marvy — now we can go on the trip together!|
|College Sl. Research Project (Cal. State Poly. Uni., Pomona) [Internet] Marvy (adj. and interjection) Something that is good (a shortened form of marvelous).|
|No Sleep Till Canvey Island 250: With a bottle of vodka and a senior Service permanently on the go, Lowe would declare that everything on the tour was ‘marvy’.|