[ ad-ee-ohs, ah-dee-; Spanish ah-thyaws ]
See synonyms for adios on
  1. goodbye; farewell.

Origin of adios

1830–40, Americanism;<Spanish: literally, to God; cf. adieu

Words Nearby adios Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use adios in a sentence

  • adios,” he repeated, and his spurs tinkled as he strode through the patio to the portal where the saddle horses were waiting.

    The Treasure Trail | Marah Ellis Ryan
  • We all shook hands with him and with wounded Jed (who hated staying, too), and said "adios," and started off.

    Pluck on the Long Trail | Edwin L. Sabin
  • "adios," then said Inez, as she kissed her for the last time, while she motioned to me to escort her to her carriage.

  • We bade each other many adios, and I went on my way, soon catching up with the little party.

    Death Valley in '49 | William Lewis Manly
  • "adios Amigos," said they to the scantily clothed travelers as they set out on their way to the mines.

    Death Valley in '49 | William Lewis Manly

British Dictionary definitions for adios


/ (ˌædɪˈɒs, Spanish aˈðjos) /

sentence substitute
  1. goodbye; farewell

Origin of adios

literally: to God

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