or no·ways

[ noh-wey ]

  1. in no way, respect, or degree; not at all; nowise: He was noway responsible for the accident.

Origin of noway

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at no2, way1

Other definitions for no way (2 of 2)

no way

  1. Informal. absolutely not; no.

Origin of no way

First recorded in 1965–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use noway in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for noway


/ (ˈnəʊˌweɪ) /

  1. in no manner; not at all; nowise: Also in the US (not standard): noways

sentence substituteno way
  1. used to make an emphatic refusal, denial, etc

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Other Idioms and Phrases with noway


Also, there is no way. Certainly not; never. For example, No way can I forget what he did, or Are you coming along?—No way! or There's no way our candidate can lose. This colloquial expression dates from the mid-1900s, but an earlier adverb, noway, dates from the 1300s.

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