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Definition of cheers

cheers

  • either "goodbye" or "thank you" or "good luck."
    Cheers, mate.

    Last edited on Jun 21 2013. Submitted by Moo from Santa Cruz, CA, USA on Mar 02 1999.

  • Heard in New Zealand and the UK (and Australia?), but is becoming an increasingly global word. Now often used by Internet posters in closings, to sound worldly and friendly, though they may never actually use it while speaking.

    Last edited on Mar 02 1999. Submitted by Moo from Santa Cruz, CA, USA on Mar 02 1999.

  • Usually a British term or phrase. A friendly good-bye. Can be a closing to a conversation or visit.
    I'm off, cheers!

    Last edited on Jul 25 2011. Submitted by Victoria S. from San Francisco, CA, USA on Apr 03 2002.

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Other terms relating to 'cheer':

Definitions include: to blow a "raspberry": the sound of flatulence made by blowing with one's tongue stuck out and lips held tight around the tongue.
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