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[ad-ee-ohs, ah-dee-; Spanish ah-th yaws] /ˌæd iˈoʊs, ˌɑ di-; Spanish ɑˈðyɔs/
goodbye; farewell.
Origin of adios
1830-40, Americanism; < Spanish: literally, to God; cf. adieu Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for adios


/ˌædɪˈɒs; Spanish aˈðjos/
sentence substitute
goodbye; farewell
Word Origin
literally: to God
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Word Origin and History for adios

1837, American English, from Spanish adios, from phrase a dios vos acomiendo "I commend you to God" (see adieu).

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