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Definition of cheers

1 used as a toast
2a used to express thanks
b used to bid another farewell

First Known Use of cheers

1930, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cheers was in 1930

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“Cheers.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cheers. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cheers

used as a toast to wish everyone happiness
used as an informal way to say "thank you"
used as an informal way to say "goodbye"

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