The expression Schway is an adjective which means cool, exceptional in a more futuristic way.
The word basically requires no definition, it is exactly what it sounds like. The term is also used as an interjection.
There is an update on the term as well, according to Urban Dictionary it is formally more accepted when “Schway” is used as a response when someone talks about a topic that you are not interested in.
“Schway” originates from the Steven Spielberg series “Invasion America” that aired on The WB in 1998.
Later on this influenced the usage of the word in the cartoon series ‘Batman Beyond’, and more recently it was used in the CW’s “The Flash” series.
The term is more like an alien slang, mostly used by the character Cisco in The Flash series.
Spread and Usage
Most of the people believe that the term became popular after ‘Batman Beyond’ aired.
However, there are still a majority of people familiar with the slang but has never seen the series.
Some say that the word just naturally formed under various circumstances in English-speaking cultures.
Urban dictionary defined this term in 2002 for the first time, and it is a really common expression among children and teenagers.
- Urban Dictionary – Schway