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From Japanese sayonara (goodbye), short for sayo naraba (if it is to be that way), from sayo (thus), from Chinese + naraba (if it be). Earliest documented use: 1863.
“So while New Zealand have already said sayonara to the Webb Ellis Cup, perhaps there are advantages to having to hang around for Friday’s hated third-place playoff.”
A Shock Defeat, a Deserved Victory; Dominion Post (Wellington, New Zealand); Oct 28, 2019.
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