bye-bye

interjection
\ ˈbī-ˌbī How to pronounce bye-bye (audio) , bī-ˈbī \
variants: or by-by

Definition of bye-bye

 (Entry 1 of 4)

used to express farewell

bye-bye

adverb (1)
\ ˈbī-ˌbī How to pronounce bye-bye (audio) \
variants: or by-by

Definition of bye-bye (Entry 2 of 4)

: out especially for a walk or ride used with the verb go

bye-bye

noun
\ ˈbī-ˌbī How to pronounce bye-bye (audio) \
variants: or by-by

Definition of bye-bye (Entry 3 of 4)

: bed, sleep lie down … and go to bye-bye— Rudyard Kipling

bye-bye

adverb (2)
\ ˈbī-ˌbī How to pronounce bye-bye (audio) \
variants: or by-by

Definition of bye-bye (Entry 4 of 4)

: to bed or sleep used with the verb go

First Known Use of bye-bye

Interjection

circa 1736, in the meaning defined above

Adverb (1)

1917, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1867, in the meaning defined above

Adverb (2)

1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bye-bye

Interjection

baby-talk reduplication of goodbye

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“Bye-bye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bye-bye. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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