Definition of slainte in English:

slainte

exclamation

  • Used to express friendly feelings towards one's companions before drinking.

    ‘‘Slainte,’ he said, raising his glass’
    • ‘I say slainte Ronan - you're Amputee of the Week!’
    • ‘Here's health, or slainte, as we say in Irish, and good wishes for the years ahead.’
    • ‘We wish them slainte is saol fada and we understand that they will be residing in Tuam, County Galway.’
    here's to you, good health, your health, here's health, skol, good luck
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Origin

From Scottish Gaelic slàinte, literally ‘health’.

Pronunciation

slainte

/ˈslɑːntʃə/