no way

no way (not comparable)

  1. (now archaic or regional) in no way; not at all [from 15th c.]
    • 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 12, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:
      I suppose that meanes meerely humane can no way be capable of it […].
  1. (idiomatic) Absolutely not; under no circumstances. [from 18th c.]
    "Touch that weird rock over there, I dare you!" "No way!"
  2. (idiomatic) Indicates astonished disbelief.
    You failed your exam again? No way!
    "He's hitting 400 for two months? No way!" / "Way. Actually 411."
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