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thataway

[th at-uh-wey]
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adverb Older Use.
  1. in or toward the direction pointed out: The outlaws went thataway when they rode out of town.
  2. 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

Historical Examples

  • “We might make a basket of our hands and carry her thataway,” suggested Skeeter.

    The Carter Girls' Week-End Camp

    Nell Speed

  • 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.

  • I reckon,” said Raymond, the conservative, “that the old-time people that fixed it thataway knowed best.

    The Brown Mouse

    Herbert Quick