Meaning of “adios” in the English Dictionary

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"adios" in British English

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adiosexclamation

uk /ˌæd.iˈɒs/ us /ˌæd.iˈoʊs/ mainly US informal

Examples from literature

  • But some of the Committee had it in for Sandy, and so—it was adios for him, poor devil. 
  • Shaking hands, and bidding us a very earnest adios, he put spurs to his horse and galloped away. 
  • Then adios, my friend, until we meet again. 
  • Then, folding his cloak about him, he murmured "adios!" and stalked away without another word or look. 
  • We bade each other many adios, and I went on my way, soon catching up with the little party. 

(Definition of “adios” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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