Definition of cheerio in English:

cheerio

exclamation

  • 1British informal Used as an expression of good wishes on parting; goodbye.

    ‘cheerio, see you on Saturday’
    • ‘Two words it definitely did understand were cheerio and goodbye.’
    • ‘David is asleep on the settee and my toasted cheese is about ready so cheerio!’
    • ‘If you're not on that list, you can say cheerio.’
    • ‘If I don't get back here tomorrow to say cheerio, it could be another two weeks before I'm back.’
    • ‘And a few seconds before bidding cheerio, a friendly requisition is placed - your contact number, please.’
    • ‘I always feel we come to say cheerio rather than to pay our respects.’
    • ‘I was unaware of the comments until this morning obviously - I haven't anything to say - but I would assume that he would come back and say cheerio to the players at least.’
    • ‘I said cheerio to them last week, but it was nice to be able to comeback and say goodbye to the other members of staff around the club.’
    • ‘As was normal on such occasions we repaired to a hostelry on Burgh Quay to unwind and to say cheerio before we went our separate ways.’
    • ‘I'm Natasha Mitchell, and cheerio from me until we coincide next week.’
    • ‘When they called and said there wouldn't be time, I said fine, super, brilliant, cheerio, and hung up.’
    • ‘‘Okay, see ya later, cheerio,’ she replied and hung up.’
    • ‘Without knowing what his redeeming features are, let us just say that your life will be better if you bid him cheerio.’
    farewell, adieu
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    1. 1.1dated Expressing good wishes before drinking.
      ‘A big cheerio to Bill, who's not been in the best of health of late.’
      here's to you, good health, your health, here's health, skol, good luck
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Pronunciation

cheerio

/tʃɪərɪˈəʊ/