cheerio


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cheer·i·o

 (chîr′ē-ō′)
interj. Chiefly British
Used in greeting or parting.

[Alteration of cheer.]

cheerio

(ˌtʃɪərɪˈəʊ)
sentence substitute
1. a farewell greeting
2. a drinking toast
n
(Cookery) NZ a type of small sausage

cheer•i•o

(ˈtʃɪər iˌoʊ, ˌtʃɪər iˈoʊ)

interj. Chiefly Brit.
(used to express farewell or good wishes.)
[1905–10; probably cheery + -o]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cheerio - a farewell remarkcheerio - a farewell remark; "they said their good-byes"
farewell, word of farewell - an acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at parting
Translations

cheerio

[ˈtʃɪərɪˈəʊ] EXCL (Brit) → ¡hasta luego!, ¡chau! (LAm)

cheerio

[ˌtʃɪəriˈəʊ] excl (British)salut!

cheerio

interj (esp Brit inf)
(= goodbye)Wiedersehen (inf), → Servus (S Ger, Aus); (to friends) → tschüs(s) (inf)
(= your health)prost

cheerio

[ˌtʃɪərɪˈəʊ] excl (Brit) (fam) → ciao!
References in periodicals archive ?
If a flight attendant says "cheerio" to you as you get off a plane, they could be telling you more than you think.
A CULT cafe which served nothing but cereals has been forced to say "cheerio" to the city.
A CULT Birmingham cafe which served nothing but cereals has been forced to say "cheerio" to the city.
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When we opt out of the EU we should say cheerio to this "contest" as well.
He waved and he said, 'cheerio.'" She speaks about the tragedy of her innocent brother being fatally punished for killer John Christie's crime.
The African Grey called Tarbu, bade a final farewell to his owner Nina Morgan, saying a weak "Cheerio," a day before he died.
But cheerio, chaps, I'm off on another tour of duty as human shield.
One jovial Scotsman took great delight in singing "cheerio, cheerio, cheerio, " as hordes of Welsh fans left the ground early.
One day the boy's uncle placed a single Cheerio on the infant's plate.
The fire saddened me very much and, due to these unforeseen circumstances, I have left a job that I love without saying a proper cheerio to both colleagues and customers.