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1. Absolutely not; no chance. A: "Billy, please unload the dishwasher for me." B: "No way! It's Janet's turn."
2. An expression of surprise. A: "Jim got an A on his final exam!" B: "No way! That's great news!
Inf. No! Me join the Army? No way! She can't do that. No way!
Also, there is no way. Certainly not; never. For example, No way can I forget what he did, or Are you coming along?-No way! or There's no way our candidate can lose. This colloquial expression dates from the mid-1900s, but an earlier adverb, noway, dates from the 1300s.
COMMON You can say no way as an emphatic way of saying no. Mike, no way am I playing cards with you for money. That was not the life Jack Hewitt planned to live. No way!
no wayunder no circumstances; not at all. informal
ˌno ˈway(informal) definitely not; never: ‘Are you going to stay at school after you’re 16?’ ‘No way. I want to get a job.’ ♢ No way am I going to speak to him again!
exclam. No! (Compare this with Way!) She can’t do that. No way!
Certainly not: Did you like that movie?—No way! It was boring.