interjection Informal.

goodbye; so long.

Origin of toodle-oo

1905–10; perhaps toodle (variant of dial. tootle to toddle) + -oo interjection Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for toodle-oo

adieu, bye-bye, parting, Godspeed, adios, ciao, cheerio, leave-taking

Examples from the Web for toodle-oo

Historical Examples of toodle-oo

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

British Dictionary definitions for toodle-oo



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

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

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