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or by·street

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  1. a side street or a private or obscure street; byway.
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Origin of by-street

First recorded in 1665–75; by- + street
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for by-street

alley, backstreet, by-street, bylane, bypath, byroad, bystreet, byway

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Historical Examples of by-street

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

    The False Chevalier

    William Douw Lighthall

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


    John Galsworthy

  • I think the colonel must have marched us down some by-street.

  • The lock-up was situated in a by-street not far from the centre of the town.

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

    The Belovd Vagabond

    William J. Locke