toodle-oo


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too·dles

 (to͞od′lz) also too·dle-oo (to͞od′l-o͞o)
interj. Informal
Used to express farewell.

[Alteration of toodle-oo, perhaps imitative of a horn or akin to earlier toddle (off), to depart.]

toodle-oo

(ˌtuːdəˈluː) or

toodle-pip

sentence substitute
informal rare Brit goodbye
[C20: perhaps imitative of the horn of a car]
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