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peace(8)

zero derivation verb
To leave a conversation or to physically leave the premises. It has been derived from a variety of phrases, beginning with “peace out”. Peace out was popularly used as a single expression equivalent to “bye” or “see you later”. Later, this was shortened to simply “peace”. It became popular in both physical encounters and instant messaging conversations. Now, “peace” can be used as a verb to describe the action of leaving.
 
Hey guys, my mom is calling. I have to peace.
Etymology : A truncation of the phrase to “peace out”, which came first.
Source : 2010, conversation with friend (from Florida)
Last modified: 9 December 2010


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