byway

[bahy-wey]

noun

a secluded, private, or obscure road.
a subsidiary or obscure field of research, endeavor, etc.

Nearby words

  1. bystander,
  2. bystreet,
  3. byte,
  4. bytom,
  5. bytownite,
  6. byword,
  7. byz.,
  8. byzant,
  9. byzantine,
  10. byzantine chant

Origin of byway

1300–50; Middle English bywey. See by1 (adj.), way1

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British Dictionary definitions for byway

byway

noun

a secondary or side road, esp in the country
an area, field of study, etc, that is very obscure or of secondary importance
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Word Origin and History for byway

byway

n.

mid-14c., from by + way (n.).

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