One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Goodbye.‘I said ta-ra and left’
farewell, adieuView synonyms
- ‘Afterwards, I said ta-ra to them and I caught the tube train back to Waterloo, where we managed to board a Bristol-bound train that stopped at Didcot with only a minute to spare.’
- ‘Say ta-ra to t' kids for me.’
- ‘Anyhow all that leaves me to say is ta-ra for a few days - emails welcome or you can catch me on snail.’
- ‘He said ta-ra to his girlfriend and his dear old mum, and went undercover.’
1950s: variant of ta-ta.
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