cheerio upbeat parting exclamation, British, 1910, from CHEER (Cf. cheer).

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  • Cheerio — may be or refer to: Cheerio , a British English or Hiberno English parting expression. Sometimes heard by the fox hunting fraternity, an utterance sometimes used when hounds are leaving covert, the huntsman can be heard cheering hounds away. A… …   Wikipedia

  • cheerio — ► EXCLAMATION Brit. informal ▪ goodbye …   English terms dictionary

  • cheerio — [chir′ē ō΄] interj. [Brit. Informal] Brit. Informal 1. goodbye 2. good health: used as a toast …   English World dictionary

  • cheerio — chee|rio 〈[tʃi:rio:]〉 1. zum Wohl! 2. auf Wiedersehen! [engl.; zu cheer „Hurra, Beifallsruf“] * * * chee|rio [ tʃɪərɪ oʊ ; engl. cheerio, zu: cheer = Hurra , Beifallsruf] (ugs.): 1. prost!; zum Wohl! 2. auf Wiedersehen! * * * chee|rio [ tʃi:ri̯o …   Universal-Lexikon

  • cheerio — /chear ee oh , chear ee oh /, interj., n., pl. cheerios. Chiefly Brit. interj. 1. good bye; good bye and good luck. 2. (used as a toast to one s drinking companions.) n. 3. a good bye or farewell. 4. a toast of cheerio! [1905 10; see CHEERO;… …   Universalium

  • cheerio — chee|rio [ tʃi:ri̯o, engl. tʃiəri ou] <aus gleichbed. engl. cheerio> (ugs.) 1. prost!, zum Wohl! 2. auf Wiedersehen! …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • cheerio — [[t]tʃɪ͟ərio͟ʊ[/t]] CONVENTION (formulae) People sometimes say Cheerio as a way of saying goodbye. [BRIT, INFORMAL] Syn: bye …   English dictionary

  • cheerio — goodbye, bye for now, so long, toodle oo    Cheerio, dear. See you at lunchtime! …   English idioms

  • cheerio — I. /tʃɪəriˈoʊ / (say chearree oh) interjection 1. goodbye. –noun (plural cheerios) 2. → cheerio call. {earlier cheero, from cheer + o; influenced by cheery} II. /ˈtʃɪərioʊ/ ( …   Australian English dictionary

  • cheerio — interjection Etymology: cheery + o Date: 1910 chiefly British usually used as a farewell and sometimes as a greeting or toast …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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