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[fahr-out] /ˈfɑrˈaʊt/
adjective, Slang.
unconventional; offbeat; avant-garde.
radical; extreme.
recondite or esoteric.
Origin of far-out
First recorded in 1950-55
Related forms
far-outness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • And that was a perfect setup for the marauders from the far-out rim.

    The Cosmic Computer Henry Beam Piper
  • His father was a voortrekker, and the great Sarel was a far-out cousin.

    The African Colony John Buchan
  • Him she knew well as a stock-rider on one of the far-out stations in the Monaro district.

    Nevermore Rolf Boldrewood
  • far-out cousin here or far-out cousin there, he has no kin closer than yourself between the two stones of the parish.

    Gilian The Dreamer Neil Munro
  • What was now far-out prairie property would soon, in the course of a few years, be well built-up suburban residence territory.

    Jennie Gerhardt Theodore Dreiser
  • Like a mother she hovered over us and you could see her heart was bursting with love for us far-out sons of empire.

British Dictionary definitions for far-out


adjective (far out when postpositive)
bizarre or avant-garde
excellent; wonderful
an expression of amazement or delight
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