hideout

or hide-out

[ hahyd-out ]
/ ˈhaɪdˌaʊt /

noun

a safe place for hiding, especially from the law.

Nearby words

  1. hidebound,
  2. hideosity,
  3. hideous,
  4. hideously,
  5. hideousness,
  6. hidey-hole,
  7. hideyoshi,
  8. hideyoshi toyotomi,
  9. hiding,
  10. hidr-

Origin of hideout

First recorded in 1870–75; noun use of verb phrase hide out

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British Dictionary definitions for hideout

hideout

/ (ˈhaɪdˌaʊt) /

noun

a hiding place, esp a remote place used by outlaws, etc; hideaway

verb hide out (intr)

to remain deliberately concealed, esp for a prolonged period of time
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Word Origin and History for hideout

hideout

n.

also hide-out, "a hiding place," 1885, American English, from hide (v.) + out. The phrase hide out "conceal (oneself) from the authorities" is attested from 1870, American English (in reference to Northern draft dodgers in the Civil War).

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