American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- interj. Used to express farewell.
- adv. Informal Away.
- adv. Informal To bed; to sleep: "[Live Senate television is] a great way to go bye-bye. Pretty soon you're asleep” ( William Proxmire).
- interj. informal Goodbye.
- n. colloquial A goodbye.
- n. colloquial bedtime for a toddler, going to sleep, going to bed.
- n. a farewell remark
- From bye, goodbye. (Wiktionary)
- Reduplication of bye2. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Consider this, a day in the life of a typical feline sterilization extravaganza:I arrived at 11 a.m. on Sunday morning … just in time to see the coffee and doughnuts go bye-bye.”
“It goes all the way in the pipes, and then, it goes bye-bye forever.”
“Sasha, the other female "beast" this season is also safe, which means it's bye-bye Caitlynn, who danced an amazingly angst-y but mature Sonya Tayeh routine Wednesday.”
“Rachel gives the first of what will obviously be a string of teary confessionals as her man is on the brink of bye-bye.”
“It might be time to say bye-bye to late nights and hello to my new, early bird alarm clock.”
“After being liberated, I looked across the creek bed I had just crossed after my outdoors nap, and seen my first sign, the proverbial whitetail waving sayonara, bye-bye, I'm outta here.”
“Jo was, presumably, meant to become a love interest, but she sucked and the fans lashed out and she went bye-bye.”
“But I have seen two other polls in the last 4 days that show the race in single digits, and I have also seen polling numbers that show 30% of Portman's voters have the potential to go bye-bye if they know about his role as Bush's trade rep shipping jobs overseas.”
“Otherwise … it's bye-bye Republican party. he soxus us with a caucus from the Baucus”
“Say "bye-bye Dick", and just fade away ... pretty please.”
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Exactly reduplicated words connected by a hyphen.
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My daughter's expressive vocabulary as of Dec 2012 (born May '11), including quasi-lexical interjections. No attempt is made to reflect (mis)pronunciation by phonetic spelling, even though it would...
Multilingual Farewells / Despedidas multi-idioma
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