outbye

adverb
out·​bye | \ üt-ˈbī How to pronounce outbye (audio) \
variants: or outby

Definition of outbye

chiefly Scotland
: a short distance away also : outdoors

First Known Use of outbye

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for outbye

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

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“Outbye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outbye. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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