Good-by Good`-by", Good-bye Good`-bye", n. or interj. [A contraction of God be with ye (God be w[i^] ye, God bw' ye, God bwye).] Farewell; a form of address used at parting. See the last Note under {By}, prep. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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