out-of-the-way

adjective
\ ˌau̇t-ə(v)-t͟hə-ˈwā How to pronounce out-of-the-way (audio) \

Definition of out-of-the-way

1 : unusual out-of-the-way information
2 : being off the beaten track an out-of-the-way restaurant

First Known Use of out-of-the-way

1704, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of out-of-the-way was in 1704

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out-of-the-way

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of out-of-the-way

: located far from other places that are well-known

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