au revoir

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French with relatively formal but otherwise identical meaning, possibly due to the cumbersome nature of formal English equivalents.

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au revoir

  1. Goodbye till we meet again.
    • 2001 November 23, Jack Hassell, “Au Revoir!”, Object Management Group, mail archive, www.omg.org [1]
      After about 40++ TC meetings and over seven years, it's time to say "au revoir" - at least for now.

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  • 2000 January 22, Philipp Goedicke, Carl Kasell (announcer), “Listener Limerick Challenge”, Wait, Wait...Don’t Tell Me!, National Public Radio
    Though about it the South used to brag / I’m afraid it’s become such a drag / We should say au revoir / To the old stars and bars

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

au +‎ revoir, literally "until the reseeing".

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Interjection[edit]

au revoir

  1. goodbye

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