Last modified on 17 December 2014, at 04:25

goodbye

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From earlier Godby, Godby'e, Godbwye, God b'w'y, God bwy yee, God buy you, God be wi' you: each a progressively shorter contraction of God be with you, with change of God to good by confusion with good morning, good day, etc.

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

goodbye

  1. Farewell; a formula used to another person or persons when the speaker, writer, or person addressed is departing.

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

goodbye (plural goodbyes)

  1. An utterance of goodbye, the wishing of farewell to someone.
    John gave Rebecca a goodbye to wish her luck on her holiday.

TranslationsEdit