Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • interj. Chiefly British Used in greeting or parting.

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  • interj. a greeting or parting
  • n. A small saveloy often consumed with tomato sauce at parties, also known as a cocktail sausage or a little boy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a farewell remark

Etymologies

Alteration of cheer.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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  • Song quotation on canopy.

    June 9, 2009

  • I don't know why you say good-bye
    I say hello.

    Target has totally ruined this song for me...*sniff*
    *makes a mojito and goes out to the porch*

    June 14, 2008

  • Ciao!

    June 14, 2008

  • You say goodbye and I say hello.

    June 14, 2008

  • There's a reference to this word in one of the list with the best names ever.

    June 14, 2008

  • I have never heard this used to mean 'hello'.

    June 14, 2008

  • Like aloha, a contronym meaning both hello and goodbye.

    January 31, 2007