One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A baby-talk word for bed or bedtime.‘it was time for beddy-bye’as modifier ‘we got our beddy-bye kisses and trundled up the stairs’
- ‘It has nothing to do with being unable to sleep - hell, I could theoretically just crawl up in the corner and go beddy-byes for an hour or so just a shade after lunch.’
- ‘So, don't forget to acknowledge the ‘truth’ each night before beddy-bye time.’
informal Go to bed.‘for the last ten miles, all I could think about was getting home and going beddy-bye’
- ‘He gives them treats to eat, turns up the fire in the fireplace, plays soothing music and then goes beddy-bye with the children.’
- ‘He got to go beddy-bye that night in his own comfy bed.’
- ‘Best to just turn off the light and go beddy-bye, and review the on-line results with your first cup of coffee in the morning.’
- ‘All of that speculating was very tiring, so I was glad that right after the show let out into the drizzly Portland night, it was time to rush back to Julie's house and go beddy-bye.’
- ‘The brave then went out for drinks and the tired went beddy-bye.’
Early 20th century: from bed + -y and bye-byes.
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