adieu

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noun \ə-ˈdü, a-, -ˈdyü\

Definition of adieu

plural

adieus

or

adieux

play \-ˈdüz, -ˈdyüz\
  1. :  farewell <a heartfelt adieu> <bid his teammates adieu> —often used interjectionally <Adieu, my friends!>

Examples of adieu in a sentence

  1. <we bid our adieus and were off>

Origin and Etymology of adieu

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


First Known Use: 15th century


ADIEU Defined for English Language Learners

adieu

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noun \ə-ˈdü, a-, -ˈdyü\

Definition of adieu for English Language Learners

  • : an expression of good wishes when someone leaves



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