Definition of beddy-bye in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbedēˌbī/


A baby-talk word for bed or bedtime: it was time for beddy-bye [as modifier]: we got our beddy-bye kisses and trundled up the stairs
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  • So, don't forget to acknowledge the ‘truth’ each night before beddy-bye time.


go beddy-bye

informal Go to bed: for the last ten miles, all I could think about was getting home and going beddy-bye
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  • He gives them treats to eat, turns up the fire in the fireplace, plays soothing music and then goes beddy-bye with the children.
  • He got to go beddy-bye that night in his own comfy bed.
  • Best to just turn off the light and go beddy-bye, and review the on-line results with your first cup of coffee in the morning.


Early 20th century: from bed + -y2 and bye-bye.

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Syllabification: bed·dy-bye

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