"ta-ta," McGuffey cried in his tantalizing falsetto voice, and followed his leader into the briny deep.
You'll say it's the long and the short of it—ta-ta at present.'
She blushed deeply at this, and sliding down on to her knees, put her arms round ta-ta, and kissed the collie's ears.
“ta-ta” he hummed, nodding his head, and beating time with a finger.
Of course, it might wind up with people thinking both of us are ta-ta!
The name, presumably, is a contraction of the words "ta-ta, Tango."
When the child is taken away, he often says ta-ta loudly, also, atta in a whisper.
This astonished her Majesty vastly, and caused her to ta-ta at a great rate.
He expressed his delight every now and then by uttering the syllables "ta-ta."
"ta-ta, James; au revore," they called to men mowing in the meadows.
A parting salutation; a farewell
[1823+; fr nursery talk]