One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to express friendly feelings towards one's companions before drinking.‘‘Slainte,’ he said, raising his glass’
here's to you, good health, your health, here's health, skol, good luckView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘I say slainte Ronan - you're Amputee of the Week!’
From Scottish Gaelic slàinte, literally ‘health’.
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