- unconventional; offbeat; avant-garde.
- radical; extreme.
- recondite or esoteric.
Origin of far-out
First recorded in 1950–55
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Examples from the Web for far-out
In any case, it accommodated Pigpen very nicely; he was indeed one far-out gentleman, no doubt about it, none at all.The Stacks: Grateful Dead I Have Known
August 30, 2014
From impeachment logic to immigration geography, yet another week in far-out theories from our fearless leaders.Fringe Factor: Latin Americans Bring Violence to the U.S.
August 18, 2013
Yet another week in far-out theories from our fearless leaders.Fringe Factor: Gay Love Is Just Like What Ariel Castro Had With His Victims
August 11, 2013
Achatz revamped his restaurant Alinea with a far-out, multi-course menu and futuristic liquid-nitrogen dishes.Why Chicago Is America's Hottest City
The Daily Beast
February 28, 2011
And that was a perfect setup for the marauders from the far-out rim.The Cosmic Computer
Henry Beam Piper
His father was a voortrekker, and the great Sarel was a far-out cousin.The African Colony
Him she knew well as a stock-rider on one of the far-out stations in the Monaro district.Nevermore
Far-out cousin here or far-out cousin there, he has no kin closer than yourself between the two stones of the parish.Gilian The Dreamer
What was now far-out prairie property would soon, in the course of a few years, be well built-up suburban residence territory.Jennie Gerhardt
- bizarre or avant-garde
- excellent; wonderful
- an expression of amazement or delight