between or among galaxies; (broadly) (used as an intensive), extremely, incredibly
1959 Crowd Watches Take-Off in Los Angeles Times 25 Jan.
With a mighty roar (from the crowd) Potchki II began its years-long trip into the unknown. The Intergalactically Famous SDC Marching Band broke into the ‘Colonel Bogey March’.
It’s nice to have intelligent neighbors, speaking intergalactically, but it’s not nice if those neighbors are a great deal smarter than you are, and maybe quicker and stronger and more aggressive, too.
Welcome to the Standard Nightmare in H. Harrison Nova 3 4
1980 Punch 28 May 833/3
The space flight and satellite section riveted even me, who am intergalactically unawakened.
There hadn’t been time to procure the kind of recording equipment an intergalactically known vid-artist would expect to use.
Acorna (1998) 240
[Print-on-demand publishing is] also becoming an enormous market with an intergalactically long tail.
New Hope for Books in Wired Dec. (electronic ed.)
What’s with her? I wondered. She was gorgeous and smart—and apparently spectacularly rich and intergalactically famous. So why was she always such a ... brat?
Year Zero xi. 174
Research HistorySimon Koppel submitted a cite from a newspaper reprint of Robert Sheckley's "Welcome to the Standard Nightmare"; Jesse Sheidlower verified it in the original printing in Harry Harrison's "Nova 3".
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2012 cite from Rob Reid.
Earliest cite in the OED is from Punch Magazine, 1980.
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