cheerio

interjection
cheer·​io | \ ˌchir-ē-ˈō How to pronounce cheerio (audio) \

Definition of cheerio

chiefly British
usually used as a farewell and sometimes as a greeting or toast

First Known Use of cheerio

1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cheerio

cheery + -o

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“Cheerio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cheerio. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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