- in or toward the direction pointed out: The outlaws went thataway when they rode out of town.
- in the manner indicated: You'll get an electric shock if you do it thataway.
Origin of thataway
1830–40, Americanism; alteration of that way
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Examples from the Web for thataway
“We might make a basket of our hands and carry her thataway,” suggested Skeeter.The Carter Girls' Week-End Camp
I'll git th' chap that planned their course out for 'em thataway!In Old Kentucky
Edward Marshall and Charles T. Dazey
He lights a fire an' gets a torch ter examine ther tree, but can't find nothin' that would hev cotched him thataway.Ted Strong in Montana
Edward C. Taylor
Charon almost said Thataway, as he shook his head and pointed a trembling finger to the distant shore.Satan and the Comrades
I reckon,” said Raymond, the conservative, “that the old-time people that fixed it thataway knowed best.The Brown Mouse