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Internet abbreviation of OK thanks bye.

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kthxbye

  1. (Internet slang) Used to express (as though facetiously polite) the dismissive or abrupt end of a conversation, statement, etc.
    • 2006, Karina, "But What Man Can Tame Her?" (letter to the editor), PC Gamer, Volume 13, Issues 7-9, unknown page:
      Once they tell me that rubbish, it's, "Date's over, kthxbye."
    • 2008, Robin Benway, Audrey, Wait!, Razorbill (2008), →ISBN, unnumbered page:
      Your 15 minutes are up, Audrey. kthxbye.”
    • 2011, Will Hagle, "Festival sales could save the failing live music industry", Daily Trojan (University of Southern California), 8 March 2011:
      Much to the dismay of those who failed to acquire tickets quickly enough, the festival’s verified Twitter account cockily announced, “no we don’t have any passes left to release, kthxbye.”
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:kthxbye.

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