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good–bye

noun \gd-ˈbī, gə(d)-\

Definition of GOOD-BYE

1
:  a concluding remark or gesture at parting —often used interjectionally
2
:  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

GOOD-BY Defined for Kids

1good–bye

interjection \gd-ˈbī\

Definition of GOOD-BYE for Kids

—used to express good wishes to someone who is leaving

Variants of GOOD-BYE

good–bye or good–by \gd-ˈbī\

2good–bye

noun

Definition of GOOD-BYE for Kids

:  a remark made when someone is leaving

Variants of GOOD-BYE

good–bye or good–by

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