way-out

Definitions

General English

Slang

  • adjective extreme, excessive, exotic, eccentric. A vogue term first among pre-World War II jazz aficionados, later among beatniks. The phrase was picked up by more conventional speakers to refer to unorthodox behaviour and has become a fairly common, if dated expression.

Idiom of “way-out”

odd; eccentric; fashionably different
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