- a street leading away from a main street; an unimportant street or one carrying but little traffic.
Origin of side street
Examples from the Web for side street
Not to be confused with the Louvre hotel, this small spot is located on a side-street with many Japanese restaurants.Smoking Ban? Here's Where Cigarettes Are Still Allowed
February 21, 2013
She ventured down a side-street, toward a furnace-glow of sunset.The Job
No wonder that St. Philip's of the side-street grieves in silence.The Personality of American Cities
She would have to toil in a few cells of a beehive on a side-street.We Can't Have Everything
He crossed over the road to the side-street which faced the garden.Heart and Science
"I'll say good-bye here," said Erzeele, as they turned down the side-street.Dr. Adriaan
- a minor or unimportant street, esp one leading off a main thoroughfare
Idioms and Phrases with 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.