Origin of beaten
Related formsun·der·beat·en, adjectivewell-beat·en, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for off the beaten track
- in or into unfamiliar territory
- out of the ordinary; unusual
Idioms and Phrases with off the beaten track
off the beaten track
An unusual route or destination, as in We found a great vacation spot, off the beaten track. This term alludes to a well-worn path trodden down by many feet and was first recorded in 1860, although the phrase beaten track was recorded in 1638 in reference to the usual, unoriginal way of doing something.