good-bye

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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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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