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Old May 24, 2008, 03:10 PM
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I'm wicked hungry

I'm wicked hungry.
It seems you're wicked tired.
It's wicked cute.

These are some of the examples some Bostonian people gave me of a very local usage of the word wicked, meaning very.
I wish to know if this word is also used in other places besides Boston.

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Old May 24, 2008, 03:38 PM
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I'd say that's pretty common slang usage among younger generations in all of the United States.
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... used in other places but Boston
... used in other places besides Boston.
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Old May 24, 2008, 03:40 PM
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It also means great.
-This forum is wicked
- Not as wicked as you, babe.
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So these young Bostonians tried to fool me up saying to me it was only said in Boston. Some of them are my students. I will have to talk very clearly to them... .

Thanks a lot for the correction!
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This forum is wicked.
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So these young Bostonians tried to fool me up saying to me it was only said in Boston. Some of them are my students. I will have to talk very clearly to them... .
They probably think it's only used where they are from, it's probably not a willful engaño.
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Boston?? I'm sorry to hear you are stuck in such a dreadful place

I am from Ohio and have heard both of the uses mentioned above for wicked. I believe you can hear that phrase all over the U.S. Probably not so much in the south though.
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I've never actually heard it used

although I know what it means. Maybe I don't hang around with the right crowd.

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