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good-bye [or] good·bye [or] good-by

good-bye [or] goodbye [or] good-by

 
pronunciation:
gUd baI
parts of speech:
interjection, noun
features:
Word History
part of speech: interjection
definition: a word used by or to someone who is leaving or ending a telephone call; farewell.
 
synonyms:
farewell
similar words:
adios
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: good--byes, good--bys, good-byes
definition: a farewell.
We said our good-byes and went home.
synonyms:
farewell
Word History
Good-bye comes from the early English word godbwye. This word was a shortened form of "god be with ye," a way of wishing a person well when parting.