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[cheer-ee-oh, cheer-ee-oh] /ˈtʃɪər iˌoʊ, ˌtʃɪər iˈoʊ/ Chiefly British

goodbye; goodbye and good luck.
(used as a toast to one’s drinking companions.)
noun, plural cheerios.
a goodbye or farewell.
a toast of “cheerio!”.
sentence substitute (informal, mainly Brit)
a farewell greeting
a drinking toast
(NZ) a type of small sausage

upbeat parting exclamation, British, 1910, from cheer.


Good-bye •Used as a conscious amusing Briticism: Cheerio, pip-pip, and all that! (1910+)


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