Sayonara Definition

sīə-närə
interjection
Goodbye; farewell.
Webster's New World
Sayonara is defined as goodbye in Japanese.
When you are leaving a party and you want to shout goodbye to everyone, this is an example of a time when you would say "sayonara!"
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Origin of Sayonara

  • Japanese sayonara, sayōnara alteration of sayō naraba if be thus (said to indicate that the time for departure has come) sayō thus (sa that) ( appearance) (from Middle Chinese jiang`) (also the source of Mandarin yang`) naraba if it be

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Japanese さようなら (sayōnara, “goodbye")

    From Wiktionary

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