chiefly British
used to express farewell

Word History


baby talk

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ta-ta was in 1823

Dictionary Entries Near ta-ta

Cite this Entry

“Ta-ta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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