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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [send awf, of]
    • /sɛnd ɔf, ɒf/
    • /send ɒf/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [send awf, of]
    • /sɛnd ɔf, ɒf/

Definitions of send-off word

  • noun send-off a demonstration of good wishes for a person setting out on a trip, career, or other venture: They gave him a rousing send-off at the pier. 1
  • noun send-off a start given to a person or thing. 1
  • noun send-off goodbye wishes 1

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Origin of send-off

First appearance:

before 1855
One of the 30% newest English words
1855-60, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase send off

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Parts of speech for Send-off


send-off popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

Synonyms for send-off

interj send-off

  • adios — goodbye; farewell
  • bon voyage — You say 'bon voyage' to someone who is going on a journey, as a way of saying goodbye and wishing them good luck.
  • bye-bye — goodbye
  • bye-byes — Baby Talk. sleep.
  • cheerio — People sometimes say 'Cheerio' as a way of saying goodbye.

interjection send-off

  • farewellCape, a cape in S Greenland: most southerly point of Greenland.

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