side street


noun

a street leading away from a main street; an unimportant street or one carrying but little traffic.

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Origin of side street

First recorded in 1610–20
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British Dictionary definitions for side street

side street

noun

a minor or unimportant street, esp one leading off a main thoroughfare
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Idioms and Phrases with side street

side street

A minor thoroughfare that carries little traffic, as in Our favorite hotel is on a quiet little side street. The side in this idiom means “off to one side, away from the main street.” [c. 1600] Also see back street.

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