Definition of Cheerio

1. Noun. A farewell remark. "They said their good-byes"




Definition of Cheerio

1. Noun. An individual piece of the breakfast cereal, Cheerios. ¹

2. Interjection. (British New Zealand informal) a greeting or parting ¹

3. Noun. (NZ) A small saveloy often consumed with tomato sauce at parties, also known as a cocktail sausage or a little boy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cheerio

1. a greeting [n -IOS] - See also: greeting

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cheerio

cheerful
cheerfull
cheerfuller
cheerfullest
cheerfully
cheerfulness
cheerfulnesses
cheerie-bye
cheerier
cheeriest
cheerily
cheeriness
cheerinesses
cheering
cheeringly
cheerio (current term)
cheerios
cheerishness
cheerlead
cheerleaded
cheerleader
cheerleaderish
cheerleaderlike
cheerleaders
cheerleading
cheerleads
cheerled
cheerless
cheerlessly
cheerlessness

Literary usage of Cheerio

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The foundations by Judith Cruickshank (1920)
"The revolution. [He cranes out] They've got it on a barrer. cheerio! VOICE. [Answering] cheerio! ..."

2. The Best Plays by Burns Mantle, Louis Kronenberger (1899)
"cheerio once more and good hunting! (CHARLES watches her into the hall and then comes back into the room. He prowls about for a moment as though he were not ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1844)
"With another 'cheerio' we both continue on our way. After dark we alter course south in order to arrive between Cape Bon and Pantelleria by the time the ..."

4. History of Woman Suffrage by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan Brownell Anthony, Matilda Joslyn Gage (1887)
"... and the forward wave is so often pressed backward by the prevailing currents of ignorance, superstition, and oppression, still, it is cheerio? to know ..."

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