[ tood-l-oo ]
/ ˌtud lˈu /
goodbye; so long.
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- too little, too late,
- too many cooks spoil the broth,
- too many irons in the fire,
- too much of a good thing,
- tooke, john horne,
Origin of toodle-oo
1905–10; perhaps toodle (variant of dial. tootle to toddle) + -oo interjection
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However, toodle-oo—sailor, beware, and all that sort of thing!The Orchard Secret|Cleo Garis
/ (ˌtuːdəˈluː) /
British informal, rare goodbye
Word Origin for toodle-oo
C20: perhaps imitative of the horn of a car
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colloquial "good-bye" word, 1907, of unknown origin; variant tooraloo is recorded from c.1921.
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