[interjection bahy-bahy; noun, adverb bahy-bahy]
- Informal. goodbye.
- Baby Talk. sleep.
- go bye-bye, Baby Talk.
- to leave; depart; go out.
- to go to sleep; go to bed.
Origin of bye-bye
1700–10; apparently orig. nursery phrase used to lull a child to sleep, later construed as reduplicative form of bye, short for goodbye
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