- remote from much-traveled, frequented, or populous regions; secluded: an out-of-the-way inn up in the hills.
- seldom encountered; unusual: out-of-the-way information.
- giving offense; improper: an out-of-the-way remark.
Origin of out-of-the-way
Examples from the Web for out-of-the-way
Contemporary Examples of out-of-the-way
“It was just an out-of-the-way village when we were there,” Gerald says.We Built a School in Boko Haram’s Heartland
May 13, 2014
We might be better off whispering our kudos or toasting each other in out-of-the-way bars.The Looming Male Backlash
Rosalind C. Barnett, Caryl Rivers
March 26, 2011
Lost names, forsaken beliefs…Bouvier is fascinated too by the Westerners washed up in these out-of-the-way lands.Great Weekend Reads
The Daily Beast
November 20, 2010
Historical Examples of out-of-the-way
"It is an out-of-the-way place for a horse, too," said Sir Harry Danvers.Night and Morning, Complete
They did not know in what out-of-the-way corner of the park they were.Abbe Mouret's Transgression
The result is high margin to the retailers and no out-of-the-way income to any of them.Herbert Hoover
She had never been abroad, but declared that London, out-of-the-way London, must be something like this.Melomaniacs
I can not get many kinds of stamps in this out-of-the-way place.
- distant from more populous areas
- uncommon or unusual