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ta ta

[tah tah] /tɑ ˈtɑ/
interjection, Chiefly British
Origin of ta ta
1830-40; origin uncertain Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for ta-ta


sentence substitute
(Brit, informal) goodbye; farewell
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin
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Slang definitions & phrases for ta-ta



  1. A share or percentage of profits; a PIECE OF THE ACTION (1960s+ Theater)
  2. A dose of a narcotic; hit (1960s+ Narcotics)
  3. Liquor in general; a drink of liquor (1919+)

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so bad one can taste it

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