goodbye

play
noun good·bye \gu̇d-ˈbī, gə(d)-\

Definition of goodbye

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

  2. 2 :  a taking of leave <a tearful goodbye>

Variants of goodbye

or

good–bye

or less commonly

goodby

or

good–by

Origin and Etymology of goodbye

alteration of God be with you


First Known Use: 1575




Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up goodbye? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

sparing in use of food or drink

Get Word of the Day daily email!