ta ta

[ tah tah ]
/ tɑ ˈtɑ /

interjection Chiefly British.

Nearby words

  1. t1,
  2. t2,
  3. t4,
  4. ta,
  5. ta ch'ing,
  6. ta'en,
  7. ta-da,
  8. ta-ra,
  9. ta-ta,
  10. ta`izz

Origin of ta ta

First recorded in 1830–40; origin uncertain

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Word Origin and History for tata


also ta-ta, "good-bye," 1823, a word first recorded as infant's speech. Abbreviation T.T.F.N., "ta-ta for now," popularized 1941 by BBC radio program "ITMA," where it was the characteristic parting of the cockney cleaning woman character Mrs. Mopp, voiced by Dorothy Summers.

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