adjective Slang.

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

Origin of far-out

First recorded in 1950–55
Related formsfar-out·ness, noun
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  • 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.

  • Him she knew well as a stock-rider on one of the far-out stations in the Monaro district.


    Rolf Boldrewood

  • Far-out cousin here or far-out cousin there, he has no kin closer than yourself between the two stones of the parish.

  • 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

    Theodore Dreiser

British Dictionary definitions for far-out


adjective (far out when postpositive)

bizarre or avant-garde
excellent; wonderful

interjection far out

an expression of amazement or delight
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