toodle-oo

[ tood-l-oo ]
/ ˌtud lˈu /

interjection Informal.

goodbye; so long.

Nearby words

  1. too little, too late,
  2. too many cooks spoil the broth,
  3. too many irons in the fire,
  4. too much of a good thing,
  5. too-too,
  6. tooele,
  7. took,
  8. tooke,
  9. tooke, john horne,
  10. tool

Origin of toodle-oo

1905–10; perhaps toodle (variant of dial. tootle to toddle) + -oo interjection

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Examples from the Web for toodle-oo

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



British Dictionary definitions for toodle-oo

toodle-oo

toodle-pip

/ (ˌtuːdəˈluː) /

sentence substitute

British informal, rare goodbye

Word Origin for toodle-oo

C20: perhaps imitative of the horn of a car

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Word Origin and History for toodle-oo

toodle-oo

colloquial "good-bye" word, 1907, of unknown origin; variant tooraloo is recorded from c.1921.

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