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See also: Cheerio
Rarely used in North America. Although likely to be understood, it is likely to be considered humorous, and may be used in a parody of British English speakers.
exclamation used when greeting as well as when parting
cheerio (plural cheerios)
- (New Zealand, Australia) A small saveloy often consumed with tomato sauce at parties.
1978, New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives, Parliamentary Debates, page 4230:
- The man who has gone around the cocktail circuit pounding cheerios to the end of time did not come in here and open his mouth once on the Bill.