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send-off

[send-awf, -of] /ˈsɛndˌɔf, -ˌɒf/
noun
1.
a demonstration of good wishes for a person setting out on a trip, career, or other venture:
They gave him a rousing send-off at the pier.
2.
a start given to a person or thing.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase send off
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  • She got an emotional send-off from her colleagues, many of whom cried and gave her a standing ovation.
  • The public is also invited to attend and give the troops a special send-off.
Word Origin and History for send-off
n.

"a farewell" (especially a funeral), 1872, from verbal phrase (attested by 1660s), from send (v.) + off (adv.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for send-off

send-off

noun

A funeral: Give a man a classy send-off (1872+)


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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