noun \gd-ˈbī, gə(d)-\

Definition of GOOD-BYE

:  a concluding remark or gesture at parting —often used interjectionally
:  a taking of leave <a tearful good–bye>

Variants of GOOD-BYE

good–bye or good–by \gd-ˈbī, gə(d)-\

Origin of GOOD-BYE

alteration of God be with you
First Known Use: circa 1580

Related to GOOD-BYE


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