[ sahyd-wey ]
/ ˈsaɪdˌweɪ /


a byway.

adjective, adverb

Origin of sideway

First recorded in 1605–15; side1 + way1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for side-way

  • Then they kissed our hands, and left the house by a side-way.

  • As for the colt, he gave one side-way jump, then started off helter-skelter, mad with fright.

    Wild Margaret|Geraldine Fleming

Word Origin and History for side-way



also sideway, 1550s, lateral space for passage or movement," from side (n.) + way.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper