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ta-ta Line breaks: ta-ta
Pronunciation: /taˈtɑː/

Definition of ta-ta in English:


British informal
Goodbye: well, I’ll say ta-ta, love
More example sentences
  • ‘Good-bye; ta-ta,’ he added. ‘You're a great genius, a born genius, my dear boy, there's no doubt about it.’
  • This isn't a screed, but it belongs to the same genus, so if you're disposed to roll your eyes at this sort of thing, ta-ta; see you tomorrow.
  • Next time you break, well ta-ta, you know, you're going to jail.


Early 19th century: of unknown origin; compare with earlier da-da.

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