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[goo d-bahy] /ˌgʊdˈbaɪ/

farewell (a conventional expression used at parting).
noun, plural goodbyes.
a farewell.
sentence substitute
farewell: a conventional expression used at leave-taking or parting with people and at the loss or rejection of things or ideas
a leave-taking; parting: they prolonged their goodbyes for a few more minutes
a farewell: they said goodbyes to each other

also goodbye, good bye, good-by, 1590s, from godbwye (1570s), itself a contraction of God be with ye (late 14c.), influenced by good day, good evening, etc.

Related Terms

kiss something goodbye


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