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ta ta

[ tah tah ]
/ tɑ ˈtɑ /
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interjection Chiefly British.
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Origin of ta ta

First recorded in 1830–40; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for ta ta

ta-ta
/ (tæˈtɑː) /

sentence substitute
British informal goodbye; farewell

Word Origin for ta-ta

C19: of unknown origin
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