good-bye

[good-bahy]
interjection
1.
farewell (a conventional expression used at parting).
noun, plural good-byes.
2.
a farewell.
Also, goodbye.


Origin:
1565–75; contraction of God be with ye

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goodbye (ˌɡʊdˈbaɪ)
 
sentence substitute
1.  farewell: a conventional expression used at leave-taking or parting with people and at the loss or rejection of things or ideas
 
n
2.  a leave-taking; parting: they prolonged their goodbyes for a few more minutes
3.  a farewell: they said goodbyes to each other
 
[C16: contraction of God be with ye]

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good-bye
1591, from godbwye (1573), itself a contraction of God be with ye, infl. by good day, good evening, etc.
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Example sentences
Then, after two kisses goodbye at the schoolhouse door, she heads back home to
  work.
Say goodbye to fumbling with your map, having to take off your pack to get it
  out and have it exposed to the elements.
Yah, ridiculous when the alternative is to simply kiss the species goodbye.
We get things done in two or three hours and then it's goodbye.
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