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chimo

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EtymologyEdit

From Inuktitut ᓴᐃᒧ (saimu, goodbye; peace be with you).

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chimo

  1. (Canada) hello; goodbye.

Usage notesEdit

  • Chimo was incorporated into English by an act of the Federal Government of Canada in 1967 in an effort to create a national greeting akin to ciao or aloha. The word was somewhat popular during the Canadian centennial celebrations, but in current use is mostly ironic.

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