hideaway

[ hahyd-uh-wey ]
/ ˈhaɪd əˌweɪ /

noun

a place to which a person can retreat for safety, privacy, relaxation, or seclusion; refuge: His hideaway is in the mountains.

adjective

hidden; concealed; a hideaway compartment for luggage.

Origin of hideaway

1870–75; noun, adj. use of verb phrase (transitive) hide (something) away or (intransitive) hide away
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British Dictionary definitions for hideaway

hideaway

/ (ˈhaɪdəˌweɪ) /

noun

a hiding place or secluded spot
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Word Origin and History for hideaway

hideaway


n.

"small, secluded restaurant, etc.," 1929, from hide (v.1) + away. Earlier it meant "a fugitive person" (1871).

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