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Toodle-oo!

goodbye (farewell)

TRANSLATION

Toodle-oo! = Bis gleich! Tschüss! About 164.000 Google results

STATISTICS

IN THE PRESS

Economists should do good economics. Period. Let the free market sort out everything else.

Oh, my apologies, my Lord, I did not realize Your Excellency was the final arbiter of good taste. Well, that settles it now, doesn't it? TOODLE-OO, then!

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Toodle-oo!
interjection, parting salutation (informal, British)

- colloquial 'good-bye' word, like 'so long' or 'cheerio'

"We'll see you later, toodle-oo!"

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ORIGIN

First appeared in 1907; the Irish variant tooraloo is recorded from around 1921.

There are a number of interesting theories regarding the origin of Toodle-oo. Take your pick:

1. from the French à tout à l'heure, meaning "see you soon"

2. from toodle, a variant of tootle, which means "to walk unsteadily, like a toddler"

3. from tootle, which means "to toot gently (on a flute)

4. from the tooting sound of an (early) automobile horn or klaxon.

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SYNONYMS

adieu, au revoir, ave, bon voyage, farewell, Godspeed

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