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adieu

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noun \ə-ˈdü, a-, -ˈdyü\

Simple Definition of adieu

  • : an expression of good wishes when someone leaves

Full Definition of adieu

plural adieus or adieux play \-ˈdüz, -ˈdyüz\

  1. :  farewell —often used interjectionally

Examples of adieu

  1. <we bid our adieus and were off>



Origin of adieu

Middle English, from Anglo-French a deu, a dieu, literally, to God


First Known Use: 14th century


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