variants or less commonly fare-you-well
ˈfer-yə-ˌwel How to pronounce fare-thee-well (audio)
-yü-,
-yē-
1
: the utmost degree
researched the story to a fare-thee-well
2
: a state of perfection
imitated the speaker's pompous manner to a fare-thee-well

Examples of fare-thee-well in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unlike a dorm room, though, Zdarsky’s lair is fastidiously tidy, neat and vacuumed to a fare-thee-well. Smithsonian Magazine, 17 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fare-thee-well was in 1884

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Cite this Entry

“Fare-thee-well.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fare-thee-well. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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