goodbye

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noun good·bye \gu̇d-ˈbī, gə(d)-\
variants: or

good–bye

or less commonly

goodby

or

good–by

Definition of goodbye

  1. 1 :  a concluding remark or gesture at parting —often used interjectionally

  2. 2 :  a taking of leave a tearful goodbye

Origin and Etymology of goodbye

alteration of God be with you


First Known Use: 1575





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not embarrassed or apologetic

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