far-out

[ fahr-out ]
/ ˈfɑrˈaʊt /

adjective Slang.

unconventional; offbeat; avant-garde.
radical; extreme.
recondite or esoteric.

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Origin of far-out

First recorded in 1950–55

OTHER WORDS FROM far-out

far-outness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for far-out

far-out
/ slang /

adjective (far out when postpositive)

bizarre or avant-garde
excellent; wonderful

interjection far out

an expression of amazement or delight
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Idioms and Phrases with far-out

far out

1

Unusual or eccentric; very advanced. for example, Painting blindfolded, that's far out, or Her child-rearing theories are far out.

2

An interjection meaning “great” or “cool,” as in All he could say when he won the lottery was “Far out!” Originally a slang term for daringly creative jazz, this expression has been applied to other art forms and undertakings. [Colloquial; mid-1900s]

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