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adjective Slang.
  1. unconventional; offbeat; avant-garde.
  2. radical; extreme.
  3. recondite or esoteric.
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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)
  1. bizarre or avant-garde
  2. excellent; wonderful
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interjection far out
  1. an expression of amazement or delight
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