Definition of out West in English:

out West


  • Originally: in or to the territory to the west of the early American settlements; (in later use) in or to the distant West of the United States. Also in extended use: in or to the western parts of Canada or Australia.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Hoffman (1806–1884). Apparently partly from out [preposition, interjection] + west, and partly from out [preposition, interjection] + west.


out West

/ˌaʊt ˈwɛst/