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way out

noun
1.
the means by which a predicament, dilemma, etc., may be solved.
2.
Chiefly British. an exit or exit door, as in a theater.

way-out

[wey-out] /ˈweɪˈaʊt/
adjective, Informal.
1.
advanced in style or technique:
way-out jazz.
2.
exotic or esoteric in character:
way-out theories on nutrition.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; adj. use of way out far off; see way2, out
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British Dictionary definitions for way-out

way-out

adjective (informal)
1.
extremely unconventional or experimental; avant-garde
2.
excellent or amazing
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Slang definitions & phrases for way-out

way out

adjective phrase
  1. Imaginative; original and bold, esp successfullyand admirably so (1940s+ Jazz musicians)
  2. Excellent; wonderful; far out, great, out of sight (1950s+ Cool talk fr jazz musicians)
  3. Intoxicated with narcotics; high, out of it (1960s+ Narcotics)

[probably fr earlier out of this world or out of sight]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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