auf Wiedersehen

interjection

auf Wie·​der·​seh·​en au̇f-ˈvē-dər-ˌzā(-ə)n How to pronounce auf Wiedersehen (audio)
used to express farewell

Word History

Etymology

German, literally, on seeing again

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of auf Wiedersehen was in 1845

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Cite this Entry

“Auf Wiedersehen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/auf%20Wiedersehen. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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