out of thin air

idiom

Definition of out of thin air

used to say that someone or something appears in a sudden and unexpected wayHe appeared out of thin air.

Learn More about out of thin air

Statistics for out of thin air

Cite this Entry

“Out of thin air.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out%20of%20thin%20air. Accessed 14 December 2019.

Comments on out of thin air

What made you want to look up out of thin air? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to assail by words or arguments

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!