adi·​os | \ ˌä-dē-ˈōs How to pronounce adios (audio) , ˌa- \

Definition of adios

used to express farewellUntil we meet again, adios.

Examples of adios in a Sentence

Adios! We'll see you tomorrow.

First Known Use of adios

1635, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adios

borrowed from Spanish adiós, earlier a Dios seas, a Dios seades, literally, "may (you) be (commended) to God"

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“Adios.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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showing steady, earnest care and effort

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