adjective Date: 1954 marked by a considerable departure from the conventional or traditional <
far-out clothes
far-outness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • far-out — /ˈfar aʊt/ (say fahr owt) adjective 1. Colloquial fantastic; wonderful. 2. Colloquial extremely unconventional. 3. remote from a major centre of population: even far out squatters heard the news. Also, (in predicative use), far out …   Australian English dictionary

  • far-out — adj. strikingly unconventional. [informal] Syn: kinky, offbeat, quirky, way out. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • far-out — adj very strange or unusual = ↑weird ▪ Tim s designs were just far out …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • far-out — far out; far out·ness; …   English syllables

  • far-out — far′ out′ adj. Slang. 1) sts unconventional; offbeat; avant garde 2) sts radical; extreme • Etymology: 1950–55 far′ out′ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • far-out — ☆ far out [fär′out′] adj. Informal very advanced, experimental, or nonconformist; esp., avant garde …   English World dictionary

  • far-out — [adj] very unconventional boss*, cool*, deep*, excellent, fabulous, fantastic, groovy*, hip*, neat, nifty, rad*, sensational, strange, super, swell, trendy, unorthodox, way out, weird, wild, wonderful; concept 572 …   New thesaurus

  • far-out — adjective 1. ) INFORMAL very strange 2. ) INFORMAL OLD FASHIONED very good …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • far out — ► ADJECTIVE 1) unconventional or avant garde. 2) informal, dated excellent …   English terms dictionary

  • far out — 1. mod. cool; great; extraordinary. □ This jazz is really far out! □ You want to hear some far out heavy metal? 2. mod. very hard to understand; arcane; highly theoretical. □ This stuff is too far out for me …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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