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From German Low German from earlier adjüs, from Dutch adjuus, back-formation from adjuusjes, from French adieu. (See also moin.)




  1. (informal, prescribed) bye, cheers, ciao

Usage notes[edit]

  • While this is one of the two forms permitted by the Duden, the unofficial form tschüß is by far the most common.
  • Tschüss was originally common only in northern Germany, but it has gained wider acceptance and is now also commonly used in southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Trentino-Alto Adige in Italy. The farewell auf Wiedersehen is often considered more appropriate to use towards strangers and generally in formal situations in Southern Germany. In Northern and Eastern Germany, tschüss is a standard goodbye in all but official situations.