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hideout

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[hahyd-out]
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noun
  1. a safe place for hiding, especially from the law.
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Origin of hideout

First recorded in 1870–75; noun use of verb phrase hide out
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Examples from the Web for hideout

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  • He knows I wish to get to his hideout and he is making sure that I get there.

    The Mind Master

    Arthur J. Burks

  • His task was to penetrate the hideout of Barter––and he was on the way there now.

    The Mind Master

    Arthur J. Burks

  • Holaf strode back into the cavern that had been the Zerv's hideout for so long.

  • They've gone to the Hideout an' we got to find it, li'l' hawss.

    Rimrock Trail

    J. Allan Dunn

  • It was twenty to one Plimsoll and his men had hurried off to the Hideout.

    Rimrock Trail

    J. Allan Dunn


British Dictionary definitions for hideout

hideout

noun
  1. a hiding place, esp a remote place used by outlaws, etc; hideaway
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verb hide out (intr)
  1. to remain deliberately concealed, esp for a prolonged period of time
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Word Origin and History for 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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