bye-bye


1bye–bye

interjection \ˈbī-ˌbī, bī-ˈbī\

Definition of BYE-BYE

—used to express farewell

Variants of BYE-BYE

bye–bye or by–by \ˈbī-ˌbī, bī-ˈbī\

Origin of BYE-BYE

baby-talk reduplication of goodbye
First Known Use: circa 1736

2bye–bye

adverb \ˈbī-ˌbī\

Definition of BYE-BYE

:  out especially for a walk or ride —used with the verb go

Variants of BYE-BYE

bye–bye or by–by \ˈbī-ˌbī\

First Known Use of BYE-BYE

1917

3bye–bye

noun \ˈbī-ˌbī\

Definition of BYE-BYE

:  bed, sleep <lie down … and go to bye–bye — Rudyard Kipling>

Variants of BYE-BYE

bye–bye or by–by \ˈbī-ˌbī\

First Known Use of BYE-BYE

1867

4bye–bye

adverb \ˈbī-ˌbī\

Definition of BYE-BYE

:  to bed or sleep —used with the verb go

Variants of BYE-BYE

bye–bye or by–by \ˈbī-ˌbī\

First Known Use of BYE-BYE

1920

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