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good-bye

[goo d-bahy] /ˌgʊdˈbaɪ/
interjection
1.
farewell (a conventional expression used at parting).
noun, plural good-byes.
2.
a farewell.
Also, goodbye.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; contraction of God be with ye
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Word Origin and History for goodbyes

good-bye

also goodbye, good bye, good-by, 1590s, from godbwye (1570s), itself a contraction of God be with ye (late 14c.), influenced by good day, good evening, etc.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for goodbyes

good-bye

Related Terms

kiss something goodbye


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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