[ that-uh-wey ]
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adverbOlder Use.
  1. in or toward the direction pointed out: The outlaws went thataway when they rode out of town.

  2. in the manner indicated: You'll get an electric shock if you do it thataway.

Origin of thataway

1830–40, Americanism; alteration of that way

Words Nearby thataway Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use thataway in a sentence

  • "Ain't no use fightin' with one o' them fellers thataway," he said, shaking his head.

  • When a babe gits its mind sot thataway on a proposition, there haint no help for it but to give it what it craves.

    Mothering on Perilous | Lucy S. Furman
  • Charon almost said thataway, as he shook his head and pointed a trembling finger to the distant shore.

    Satan and the Comrades | Ralph Bennitt
  • "It shore looks thataway, Buck," replied Red, biting into a huge plug of tobacco which he produced from his chaps.

    Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up | Clarence Edward Mulford
  • How'd he come ter be fixed up thataway in the middle of the tree, dyin' thar all lonesome, like a poor critter caught in a trap?

    Kiddie the Scout | Robert Leighton