by the way

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way definition

  1. mod.
    extremely; totally. : Oh, this is way gross!
  2. interj.
    There is too a way!, as an answer to No way! : A: I won't do it. No way! B: Way! Yes, you will.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Idioms & Phrases

by the way

  1. In passing, incidentally, as in She's my wife's cousin, and by the way, a good friend. [Mid-1500s]

  2. Parenthetically, in addition, as in We saw Mary last week, and by the way, did Tom call you? [Early 1600s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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