sayonara
[ sahy-uh-nahr-uh ]
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Origin + Etymology
1870-1875; JapaneseJapanese sayō-nara, equivalent to sayō thus (sa that + yō, earlier yaũ; Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese yàng appearance) + nara if it be (ni essive particle + ara subjunctive stem of existential v.)
Synonyms
  • adieu
  • adios
  • bye
  • cheerio
  • good day
Antonyms
  • hello
Definition
farewell; goodbye
Example
When I buy a new computer, I'll be saying "sayonara" to my old one.
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