Little-known name of the Wicked Witch of the West. Given by Gregory Maguire (author of the novel "Wicked"), named after the intials of L. Frank Baum, author of "The Wondeful Wizard of Oz". (L-F-B, El-Pha-Ba). Originally played by Margaret Hamilton in the 1939 movie, The Wizard of Oz and Idina Menzel in the 2003 Broadway musical Wicked.
Elphaba is a complex and misunderstood character
ayon kay wicked fanatic ika-31 ng Agosto, 2005
Only the most amazing singer from the most amazing broadway musical Wicked. - She is the "Wicked Witch of the West".
WOW! Elphaba is amazing!
ayon kay Nessa C. ika-08 ng Disyembre, 2005
According to author Gregory Maguire, the name of the Wicked Witch of the West, tragic antiheroine of The Wizard of Oz. From the initials of Oz author L. Frank Baum: eLFaBa.

Also the "title" character of the musical Wicked, based on Maguire's book Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.

Used as an epithet for one whose actions are cold-hearted (as in the classic view of a wicked witch), or used sarcastically when one's actions are misguidedly noble or terroristic in nature. (In Maguire's book, Elphaba spent several years as part of a terrorist group fighting the injustices the Wizard caused for the people and Animals of Oz.)
Example of sarcastic use in response to miguidedly noble intent:

Irate Urbandictionary Editor: This is ridiculous. How do all these crap definitions get through?! I'm going to freaking hack this site and delete all the crap ones.
Annoyed, but Slightly Calmer Editor: Whatever you say, Elphaba.
ayon kay Lady Chevalier ika-06 ng Nobyembre, 2005
The "Wicked" Witch of the West.
Oh Elphaba they're only shoes!
ayon kay Michael and Sara ika-09 ng Agosto, 2005
A tall misunderstood green skinned, and totally awesome fictional character in the book, and musical Wicked. While portrayed by Idina Menzel on Broadway, green witches have never looked so damn good!
"Dude who is that totally hot chick!?"
"The green one? Dude the green witch?"
" Yeah!"

"Oh that's just Elphaba"
"She is freaking hot!"
"Wow....."
ayon kay Wow Ijust typed that lol ika-24 ng Enero, 2010

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