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ta-ra

sentence substitute
  1. informal, mainly Northern English goodbye; farewell
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Word Origin

C20: variant of ta-ta
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Examples from the Web for ta-ra

Historical Examples

  • Why do you—Tara-rara tara-ra tara-rara-ra, rarara, ta-ra, a-ra!

    Zanoni

    Edward Bulwer Lytton

  • And away went the music: "Ta-ra—ta—ta-ti-rip-i-ta-ta-ta-tu!"

    The Forged Note

    Oscar Micheaux

  • The Winnebago called it: Ne-scas-hut'-ta-ra (the bluff-walled river).