Meaning of “goodbye” - Learner’s Dictionary


exclamation us uk /ɡʊdˈbaɪ/

A1 something you say when you leave someone or when they leave you:

She said goodbye to everyone.
Goodbye Vicki! See you next week.

More examples

  • a tearful goodbye
  • It would be rude to leave without saying goodbye.
  • She squeezed his hand and said goodbye.
  • Wave goodbye to Grandma.
  • She'd rung off before I could say goodbye.

(Definition of “goodbye” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)