We're working on a new site. Click here to get a sneak preview.


noun \ə-ˈdü, a-, -ˈdyü\

: an expression of good wishes when someone leaves

plural adieus or adieux \-ˈdüz, -ˈdyüz\

Full Definition of ADIEU

:  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


Next Word in the Dictionary: AdighePrevious Word in the Dictionary: ad idemAll Words Near: adieu
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears