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ta ta

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Etymology

Probably derived from baby talk c1823 (imitative)

Pronunciation

tɑːtɑː or tətɑː or təˈtɑː

Interjection

ta ta

  1. informal: goodbye
    • 1923, Ed Smith of Cranbrook Courier, Reminiscences of Kootenay Pioneers (recalling an event claimed to be the origin of the place name Ta Ta Creek recorded in 1900; viewed in British Columbia archives at [1]) - Red put the spurs to his horse and galloped away: "Ta ta, friends, I've business up the trail."
    • 2006, Daily Flute (blog) read at [2] on 13 May 2006, Ta ta - I’m going to stop blogging, probably for good.

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