- a safe place for hiding, especially from the law.
- a hiding place, esp a remote place used by outlaws, etc; hideaway
verb hide out (intr)
- to remain deliberately concealed, esp for a prolonged period of time
also hide-out, “a hiding place,” 1885, American English, from hide (v.) + out. The phrase hide out “conceal (oneself) from the authorities” is attested from 1870, American English (in reference to Northern draft dodgers in the Civil War).