thataway

that·a·way

 (thăt′ə-wā′)
adv. Southern & Midland US
That way.

[Alteration of that way.]
Our Living Language The history of the English language is full of examples of epenthesis, the addition to a word of a vowel or consonant not part of the original word. This process is still active in regional dialects. Two examples now used chiefly in Southern and Midland dialects are thisaway and thataway, which show epenthetic vowels intruding between this way and that way. Another highly excoriated instance of vowel epenthesis, not regional, is the pronunciation of athlete as (ăth′ə-lēt′).

thataway

(ˈðætəˌweɪ)
adv
jocular dialect US in that direction: He went thataway..
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He's laying deader than a doornail about 50 yards thataway.
There was the smell of the summer heat, the feel of her stiff pigtails wrapping around her face with each swing, and the sound of her father's voice after every hit: Thataway, thataway, thataway, baby--a pulsing cadence resonating through her brain, through her bones, through the ball now merging with her bat.
And there's some Bill-style drama when they witness an actual man-hunt and are pathetically eager to tell the pursuing coppers: "They went thataway," while pointing helpfully.
Gilmer doin' him thataway, talking so hateful to him--"
Yes, City had to ride their luck up at the Riverside sometimes, but you'realways going to get thataway from home when you go to places like Middlesbrough.
The population of big cats down thataway also seems suspiciously small, if no "'poaching" has been going on since the 1930s.
Third degree burns followed by the Minor Injuries Unit lie thataway.
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Brown wrote historical nonfiction, including "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," as well as the novels "Creek Mary's Blood" and "They Went Thataway.
He" 'bought em thataway, raised em thataway'" (10-11).
Slumbering tones are the eyes of the day Thisaway - thataway -