or by·street



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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for bystreet

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

Examples from the Web for bystreet

Historical Examples of bystreet

  • It was a spirited sight to see them come leaping fences, tearing around corners, swarming out of every bystreet and alley.

    Those Extraordinary Twins

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • The boarding-house, an old and dilapidated building, was in a bystreet convenient to the harbour.

British Dictionary definitions for bystreet



an obscure or secondary street
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