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"goodbye" in American English

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goodbyeexclamation, noun [C/U]

us   /ɡʊdˈbɑɪ/ short form bye, /ˈbɑɪ/ , infml bye-bye, /bɑɪˈbɑɪ/
said when you are going away from someone else, or the act of saying this when you are going away: [U] Goodbye, Roberto, and thanks again for a great dinner. [U] Don’t go without saying goodbye to me, will you?
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goodbyeexclamation

uk   /ɡʊdˈbaɪ/ us   /ɡʊdˈbaɪ/ informal bye
A1 used when someone leaves: Goodbye Bill! See you next week.

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goodbyenoun [C]

uk   /ɡʊdˈbaɪ/ us   /ɡʊdˈbaɪ/
(Definition of goodbye from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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