• synonyms


[out-uh v-thuh-wey]
See more synonyms for out-of-the-way on Thesaurus.com
  1. remote from much-traveled, frequented, or populous regions; secluded: an out-of-the-way inn up in the hills.
  2. seldom encountered; unusual: out-of-the-way information.
  3. giving offense; improper: an out-of-the-way remark.
Show More

Origin of out-of-the-way

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

isolated, obscure, remote, removed, secluded, far-off

Examples from the Web for out-of-the-way

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

British Dictionary definitions for out-of-the-way


adjective (prenominal)
  1. distant from more populous areas
  2. uncommon or unusual
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012