Out of Sight

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Definition:

out-of-sight was Bowery slang for astonishingly excellent in the 1890s.

Description:

It was used by Stephen Crane at least four times in Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (New York: 1893).
Visiting a museum, our heroine utters, ‘Dis is outa sight.’ She could have been speaking 70 years later.

Source:

Merriam Webster Dictionary Richard H Peck American Speech (1966) Stephen Crane Maggie: A girl of the streets (1893)

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