One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A child's word for sleep.‘definitely not the book to read before bye-byes’
- ‘He thinks that it's like when you say it's time to go bye-byes.’
- ‘I shut my computer off at the wall every night before bye byes otherwise the router is blazing out all night.’
- ‘‘Two seconds baby. Then you can have a nice warm drink before bye-byes.’’
Mid 19th century: from the sound bye-bye, long used as a refrain in lullabies.
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