[ fahr-out ]
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  1. unconventional; offbeat; avant-garde.

  2. radical; extreme.

  1. recondite or esoteric.

Origin of far-out

First recorded in 1950–55

Other words from far-out

  • far-outness, noun

Words Nearby far-out

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How to use far-out in a sentence

  • "I thought we hit a man," said the engineer, swinging his lantern far out into the darkness.

    A Lost Hero | Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward and Herbert D. Ward
  • One is that the English should have gone so far out of their way as to besiege Dunaverty so zealously, or at all.

    King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
  • The noise reached far out over the plain and across the hills and awoke the little babes that were sleeping in their cradles.

  • He had gone to bathe in the river, had slipped too far out, and not knowing how to swim had almost been drowned.

    Kari the Elephant | Dhan Gopal Mukerji
  • At dawn the next day she strays far out to aPg 156 forest, where she finds a hermit.

    Frdric Mistral | Charles Alfred Downer

British Dictionary definitions for far-out


/ slang /

adjective(far out when postpositive)
  1. bizarre or avant-garde

  2. excellent; wonderful

interjectionfar out
  1. an expression of amazement or delight

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Other Idioms and Phrases with far-out


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

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