toodle oo

toodle-oo

[tood-l-oo]
interjection Informal.
good-bye; so long.

Origin:
1905–10; perhaps toodle (variant of dial. tootle to toddle) + -oo interjection

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toodle-oo or toodle-pip (ˌtuːdəˈluː)
 
sentence substitute
informal, rare (Brit) goodbye
 
[C20: perhaps imitative of the horn of a car]
 
toodle-pip or toodle-pip
 
sentence substitute
 
[C20: perhaps imitative of the horn of a car]

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toodle-oo
colloquial "good-bye" word, 1907, of unknown origin; variant tooraloo is recorded from c.1921.
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