Try Our Apps


90s Slang You Should Know


or bystreet

[bahy-street] /ˈbaɪˌstrit/
a side street or a private or obscure street; byway.
Origin of by-street
First recorded in 1665-75; by- + street Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for by-street
Historical Examples
  • On turning a corner into a by-street that bore the proud name of Fairfax, we came suddenly upon Jimmy the Rhymer.

    Phaeton Rogers Rossiter Johnson
  • At the corner of a by-street Martin said: "We'll go down here."

    Fraternity John Galsworthy
  • There was a shop in a by-street which exposed photographs of Galway scenery in its windows for a time.

    Hyacinth George A. Birmingham
  • They were slipping round a corner which led into a by-street of the old town.

    The False Chevalier William Douw Lighthall
  • One week later, and three men might be seen walking briskly along a by-street in Liverpool towards the docks.

    Frank Oldfield T.P. Wilson
  • The lock-up was situated in a by-street not far from the centre of the town.

  • I then entered a by-street which I had never entered before.

  • At the corner of a by-street he stopped short and held me at arm's length.

    The Belovd Vagabond William J. Locke
  • The Dominican ran on, waving the red pallio, his followers contagiously swollen at every by-street.

  • He turned off into a by-street, and walked on till he came to the docks.

    The Angel Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for by-street

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for by

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for by-street