American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- interj. Chiefly British Used in greeting or parting.
- interj. UK, New Zealand, Australia, informal a greeting or parting
- n. New Zealand A small saveloy often consumed with tomato sauce at parties, also known as a cocktail sausage or a little boy.
- n. a farewell remark
- Alteration of cheer. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The cheerio is robust enough to float in your milk for some time without succumbing to the dreaded cereal sog, an enemy of mine that rules out the eating of any "flake" cereal.”
“My presonal favorite are the multi grain ones, though the humble standard cheerio is much loved in my house too.”
“Long before we were all fearful and protective and the world was fraught with recalls over choking hazards and worries of childhood diabetes brought on by too much sugar and whole grains were hailed as the new food messiah, the cheerio was the perfect cereal, designed with all of that in mind and more.”
“Just be thankful that "cheerio," "gor'blimey" or "jolly good" didn't show up, since we all know you also use them in every bloody sentence.”
“Unless your reason for living is to play the foil to a self-described cheerio pisser, just let it pass.”
“LOL if your smarts was fuel you would not have enough fuel to power a piss ants motorcycle to do a figure eight inside a cheerio hole.”
“Or if your brains were fuel you would not enough fuel to power a pissants motorcycle to do a figure eight inside a cheerio hole.”
“Oh please dont make me wait,,,, i hate warnings give me more of the same. if your brains were fuel you would not have enough fuel to power a piss ants motorcycle to do a figure 8 inside of a cheerio hole.”
“The best part is watching them eat a cheerio like a tiny donut using their little opposable thumbs.”
“Cameron is a smug self rigteous twit who was a truck driver up here in Ontario (after dropping out of college) and wormed his way into the industry through various dubious means (look them up they are everywhere online). cheerio from ontario.”
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Looking for tweets for cheerio.