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View synonyms for toodle-oo

toodle-oo

[ tood-l-oo ]

interjection

, Informal.
  1. goodbye; so long:

    Toodle-oo, and I'll catch you all later today.



toodle-oo

/ ˌtuːdəˈluː /

sentence substitute

  1. informal.
    goodbye


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Word History and Origins

Origin of toodle-oo1

First recorded in 1905–10; of disputed origin; perhaps an elaboration of toot 1( def ); perhaps toodle (variant of dialectal tootle “to toddle”; toddle ( def ) ) + -oo, interjection; perhaps a corruption of French à tout à l'heure “see you later,” literally, “to everything at the hour” ( à la ( def ), tout ensemble ( def ), hour ( def ) )

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Word History and Origins

Origin of toodle-oo1

C20: perhaps imitative of the horn of a car

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Example Sentences

However, toodle-oo—sailor, beware, and all that sort of thing!

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