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Irish-Goodbye

noun; compounding
To leave a party, bar, or other social gathering to avoid having to say goodbye to acquaintances at the event. One connotation is that the person leaving is noticeably intoxicated and desires to leave without having to converse with anyone they know and reveal their state of intoxication.
 
"Where did Connor go?" "No idea, he must have given us the Irish-Goodbye"
Etymology : Compounding of Irish and Goodbye. Folk Etymology
Source : Conversational term from Boston Massachusetts
Last modified: 29 November 2011


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