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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: God be with you

goodbye

     
good‧bye
used when you are leaving someone, or when they are leaving [↪ hello]:
Goodbye, John, see you tomorrow.
I just have to say goodbye to Jane.
say your goodbyes (=say goodbye to several people or everyone)
We said our goodbyes and left.

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