sideways etymology

English word sideways comes from English side

Detailed word origin of sideways

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
side English (eng) (British, Australia, Ireland, dated) A television channel, usually as opposed to the one currently being watched (from when there were only two channels) .. (UK, Australia, Ireland) A sports team.. (US, colloquial) A dish that accompanies the main course; a side dish.. (baseball) The batters faced in an inning by a particular pitcher. (slang, dated) An unjustified air of self-importance.. [...]
sideways English (eng) (chiefly, US, colloquial) Not as planned; towards a worse outcome.. (informal) Neither moving upward nor moving downward.. (informal) Positioned sideways (with a side to the front).. (usually with "with", informal) In conflict (with); not compatible (with).. Moving or directed toward one side. (informal) Neither upward nor downward.. Askance; sidelong.. Towards one side.. With a side to the front.

Words with the same origin as sideways

Descendants of side