Definition of cheerio in US English:



  • 1Used as an expression of good wishes on parting; goodbye.

    ‘cheerio, see you on Saturday’
    • ‘When they called and said there wouldn't be time, I said fine, super, brilliant, cheerio, and hung up.’
    • ‘If I don't get back here tomorrow to say cheerio, it could be another two weeks before I'm back.’
    • ‘I'm Natasha Mitchell, and cheerio from me until we coincide next week.’
    • ‘If you're not on that list, you can say cheerio.’
    • ‘I said cheerio to them last week, but it was nice to be able to comeback and say goodbye to the other members of staff around the club.’
    • ‘Two words it definitely did understand were cheerio and goodbye.’
    • ‘As was normal on such occasions we repaired to a hostelry on Burgh Quay to unwind and to say cheerio before we went our separate ways.’
    • ‘Without knowing what his redeeming features are, let us just say that your life will be better if you bid him cheerio.’
    • ‘I always feel we come to say cheerio rather than to pay our respects.’
    • ‘And a few seconds before bidding cheerio, a friendly requisition is placed - your contact number, please.’
    • ‘I was unaware of the comments until this morning obviously - I haven't anything to say - but I would assume that he would come back and say cheerio to the players at least.’
    • ‘‘Okay, see ya later, cheerio,’ she replied and hung up.’
    • ‘David is asleep on the settee and my toasted cheese is about ready so cheerio!’
    farewell, adieu
    goodbye, farewell, adieu
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    1. 1.1dated Used as a toast.
      • ‘A quick cheerio to the normally indefatigable Lillian, who suffered a setback last week when she thought she was suffering from indigestion.’
      • ‘A big cheerio to Bill, who's not been in the best of health of late.’
      here's to you, good health, your health, here's health, skol, good luck
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