- goodbye; so long.
Origin of toodle-oo
1905–10; perhaps toodle (variant of dial. tootle to toddle) + -oo interjection
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Examples from the Web for toodle-oo
However, toodle-oo—sailor, beware, and all that sort of thing!The Orchard Secret
- British informal, rare goodbye
C20: perhaps imitative of the horn of a car
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Word Origin and History for toodle-oo
colloquial "good-bye" word, 1907, of unknown origin; variant tooraloo is recorded from c.1921.
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