[ cheer-ee-oh, cheer-ee-oh ]
/ ˈtʃɪər iˌoʊ, ˌtʃɪər iˈoʊ /
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goodbye; goodbye and good luck.
(used as a toast to one's drinking companions.)
noun, plural cheer·i·os.
a goodbye or farewell.
a toast of “cheerio!”
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Origin of cheerio
1905–10; see cheero; source of -i- is unclear
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British Dictionary definitions for cheerio
/ (ˌtʃɪərɪˈəʊ) /
sentence substitute informal, mainly British
a farewell greeting
a drinking toast
NZ a type of small sausage
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