out·​bye üt-ˈbī How to pronounce outbye (audio)
variants or outby
chiefly Scotland
: a short distance away
also : outdoors

Word History


Middle English (Scots) out-by, from out + by

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outbye was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Outbye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outbye. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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