: marked by a considerable departure from the conventional or traditional
far-out clothes
far-outness noun

Examples of far-out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Biden even acknowledged the far-out conspiracy theories on X after the game. Caroline Brew, Variety, 12 Feb. 2024 In hindsight, this was Atlanta's just-right moment, when its narrative experiments still felt embedded in the specific traits of the central characters (unlike seasons 3's far-out anthology episodes). Ew Staff, EW.com, 8 Jan. 2024 Shocking sounds that provoke polarizing reactions hold more currency than ever. Taste boundaries have also eroded and exploded over the last few years as increasingly far-out hits hurtled out from niche siloes. Kieran Press-Reynolds, Pitchfork, 19 Jan. 2024 Opening night was a flawless exercise in far-out stagecraft, with a 22-song setlist largely centered on songs from the 1991 album Achtung Baby. Spin Staff, SPIN, 21 Dec. 2023 Yet, strangely, Rubin and her associates found that outlying stars were traveling at roughly the same rate as their more central siblings, suggesting that an enormous reservoir of hidden material in and around each galaxy was gravitationally tugging on the far-out stars to boost their speeds. Adam Mann, Scientific American, 11 Oct. 2023 Taylor’s far-out perspective must be fascinating to Sophie, at the molten core of proceedings. Raven Smith, Vogue, 22 Sep. 2023 Decidedly not the former liberal feminist writer turned far-out Covid truther Naomi Wolf? Kate Knibbs, WIRED, 7 Sep. 2023 The strawberry feather star lives as deep as 3,800 feet under the ocean surface, the authors estimate—a fittingly extreme home for a far-out animal. Popular Science, 17 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of far-out was in 1954

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“Far-out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/far-out. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


: very strange or unusual
far-out clothes
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