CHEERIO

adieu, adios, arrivederci, auf wiedersehen, au revoir, bye, bye-bye, cheerio, good-by, goodby, good-bye, goodbye, good day, sayonara, so long

(noun) a farewell remark; “they said their good-byes”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Interjection

cheerio

(British, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, informal) Goodbye, an interjection said upon parting.

(rare) Hello; a greeting.

Usage notes

Rarely used in North America. Although likely to be understood, it is likely to be considered humorous, and may be used in a parody of British English speakers.

Synonyms

• (greeting): hello

• (parting): goodbye, toodeloo

Noun

cheerio (plural cheerios)

(NZ, AU) A small saveloy often consumed with tomato sauce at parties.

Synonyms

• cocktail sausage

• little boy

Noun

Cheerio (plural Cheerios)

An individual piece of the Cheerios breakfast cereal.

Source: Wiktionary



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Coffee Trivia

In the 16th century, Turkish women could divorce their husbands if the man failed to keep his family’s pot filled with coffee.

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