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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wey out]
    • /weɪ aʊt/
    • /ˈweɪ ˈaʊt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wey out]
    • /weɪ aʊt/

Definitions of way-out word

  • adjective way-out advanced in style or technique: way-out jazz. 1
  • adjective way-out exotic or esoteric in character: way-out theories on nutrition. 1
  • noun way-out the means by which a predicament, dilemma, etc., may be solved. 1
  • noun way-out Chiefly British. an exit or exit door, as in a theater. 1
  • adjective way-out If you describe someone or something as way-out, you are critical of them because they are very unusual, often in a way that is very modern or fashionable. 0
  • adjective way-out extremely unconventional or experimental; avant-garde 0

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Origin of way-out

First appearance:

before 1950
One of the 5% newest English words
1950-55; adj. use of way out far off; see way2, out

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Parts of speech for Way-out


way-out popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 60% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for way-out

adj way-out

  • anarchistic — An anarchistic person believes in anarchism. Anarchistic activity or literature promotes anarchism.
  • avantgarde — the advance group in any field, especially in the visual, literary, or musical arts, whose works are characterized chiefly by unorthodox and experimental methods.
  • far-out — unconventional; offbeat; avant-garde.
  • grody — repulsive; disgusting; nauseating.
  • groovy — Slang. highly stimulating or attractive; excellent: groovy music; a groovy car.

adjective way-out

  • inaccurate — not accurate; incorrect or untrue.
  • nonconformist — a person who refuses to conform, as to established customs, attitudes, or ideas.
  • offbeat — differing from the usual or expected; unconventional: an offbeat comedian.
  • quirky — having or full of quirks.
  • rad — Informal. radical.

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