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Ways of saying goodbye - synonyms or related words

goodbye

interjection

used when you are leaving someone or when someone is leaving you, or when you are finishing a telephone call. Bye is a more informal word and is a more common way of saying goodbye to a friend or to someone you know well

bye

interjection

goodbye

good night

interjection

used for saying goodbye to someone in the evening or at night, or before they go to bed at night

au revoir

interjection

the French word for ‘goodbye

adios

interjection

the Spanish word for ‘goodbye

cheerio

interjection

British

informal

goodbye

see you

used for saying goodbye to someone who you know when you expect to see them again soon

all the best

used when saying goodbye, in order to wish someone success, good health, and happiness for the future

cheers

interjection

British

informal

goodbye

have a nice day

used for saying goodbye to someone, especially to a customer in a shop, restaurant etc

rat tail

a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

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