From ta ta (or ta-ta) by addition of for now to emphasise hope that the parting will not be permanent.
Often run together as IPA(key): tætɑːfəˈnaʊ
ta ta for now
- (informal) see ya, laters, (less formal version of) au revoir or till we meet again
- 1974: Tigger (voiced by Paul Winchell) in Unbouncing Tigger – Well, I gotta go, now! I got a lot of bouncing to do! Hoo-hoo-hoo! TTFN! Ta ta for now!