Definition of cheers in US English:



  • 1Expressing good wishes before drinking.

    ‘“Cheers,” she said, raising her glass’
    • ‘For the betterment of them we shall eat, cheers!’
    • ‘But now we have and it should be read tongue in cheek and beer in hand - cheers!’
    here's to you, good health, your health, here's health, skol, good luck
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  • 2British Expressing good wishes on parting or ending a conversation.

    ‘“Cheers, Jack, see you later.”’
    goodbye, farewell, adieu
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    1. 2.1 Expressing gratitude or acknowledgment for something.
      ‘Billy tossed him the key. “Cheers, pal.”’
      • ‘The lads certainly appreciated your support - cheers!’
      thanks, many thanks, thanks a lot, thank you, thank you kindly, much obliged, much appreciated, bless you
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