Meaning of way back when in English:

way back when

(also way back)

phrase

informal
  • Long ago.

    ‘we first met when we were in that play together way back when’
    ‘Dave had a thing with one of her sisters, way back’
    • ‘We never left each other's sides for more than a day, way back when.’
    • ‘When we were kids way back when, it was politicians who were making the new world - Kennedy, Nixon and so on.’
    • ‘Every now and then, I remember a band I liked way back when and rediscover them.’
    • ‘I feel the room swaying, for the band's playing one of our old favorite songs from way back when.’
    • ‘But this is one of the few animals in the world that did carry leprosy way back when.’
    • ‘We don't have to kill and eat animals to survive anymore like we did way back when.’
    • ‘‘We're friends from way back,’ Bolt said.’
    • ‘I can remember him from way back - and they don't come any smarter.’
    • ‘I am looking for a newspaper article that was published in the local paper in Fort Beaufort way back in 1964, probably around July 1964.’
    • ‘Way back in the 1950s, gourmet and specialty food accounted for a tiny portion of American food purchases.’