- Ta ta is defined as a British or informal way of saying goodbye.
An example of ta ta is when you wave your baby's hand and have him say "ta ta" to daddy.
A baby waves ta-ta.
Origin of ta-taOf baby-talk origin.
- Alternative form of ta ta.
- (slang) Breast.
From French tette, of Germanic origin, and/or Old English titt. Confer Dutch tiet and German Zitze.
- (chiefly UK, Australia, New Zealand, informal, colloquial) Goodbye.
Dated and rarely used in The United States, sometimes used in Canada. Although likely to be understood, it is likely to be considered rather humorous, particularly if used in a parody of British English speakers.
Probably derived from baby talk c1823 (imitative).