- good health: used as a toast
Origin of cheerioAlteration of cheer
- (UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, informal) a greeting or parting
Rarely used in North America. Although likely to be understood, it is likely to be considered humorous, and may be used in a parody of British English speakers.
- (New Zealand, Australia) A small saveloy often consumed with tomato sauce at parties, also known as a cocktail sausage or a little boy.
- An individual piece of the breakfast cereal, Cheerios.