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(informal, mainly Northern English) goodbye; farewell
Word Origin
C20: variant of ta-ta
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  • The Winnebago called it: Ne-scas-hut'-ta-ra (the bluff-walled river).

    Old Times on the Upper Mississippi George Byron Merrick
  • And away went the music: "ta-ra—ta—ta-ti-rip-i-ta-ta-ta-tu!"

    The Forged Note Oscar Micheaux
  • Why do you—Tara-rara tara-ra tara-rara-ra, rarara, ta-ra, a-ra!

    Zanoni Edward Bulwer Lytton

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