send-off

noun \ ˈsend-ˌȯf \

Definition of send-off

: a demonstration of goodwill and enthusiasm for the beginning of a new venture (such as a trip)

First Known Use of send-off

1872


SEND-OFF Defined for English Language Learners

send-off

noun

Definition of send-off for English Language Learners

  • : an occasion when people gather together to say goodbye to someone who is leaving


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