adieu adieu  /ə ˈdu/


  • (n) a farewell remark


  1. Your version of Sarah Palin's adieu to Alaska as beat poetry was so popular it even inspired an encore performance using the exAlaska Governor's tweets.
  2. When your parents are acting as the grammar police for your status updates, it may be time to bid Facebook adieu.
  3. Perhaps it was more of an adieu than Trollope expected.


  1. Bling & things: Guess the celebrity nail art

    Do you think neon pink or sparkly polish is wild? Think again! In the past year, stars have bid adieu to their bottles of boring paint and embraced the trend of overly decorated digits.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Stanford Faculty Senate hears progress report on curriculum changes, sends off chair

    The featured speakers at the final senate meeting of the year were Harry J. Elam Jr., vice provost for undergraduate education, and David Abernethy, chair of the Stanford Emeriti Council. The senate also bid a humorous adieu to departing chair Ray Levitt.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Stanford Report

  3. 'K.C. & Trudi' makes debut on WCSX

    Trudi Daniels, who bid adieu to WRIF listeners and longtime radio hosts Drew Lane and Mike Clark on May 17, said she was excited about joining Ken Calvert. 'There's been a lot of hugs in the last week,' she said.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press


  1. In his 1960 essay "Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu," published in The New Yorker, John Updike said Gowdy sounded like "everybody's brother-in-law."
    on Feb 20, 2006 By: John Updike Source: ESPN

  2. "Steve Menzies has scored. Steve Menzies has scored in the grand final. His departing grand final," Warren cried. "Beaver Menzies bids adieu in the best possible manner."
    on Oct 5, 2008 By: Ray Warren Source: The Canberra Times

  3. In a post entitled "Silver Jews End-Lead Singer Bids his Well-Wishers Adieu," on the band's official message board, Berman said, "I guess I am moving over to another category. Screenwriting or Muckraking." "I always said we would stop...
    on Jan 23, 2009 By: David Berman Source: The Tennessean

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