Irish Goodbye

What does irish goodbye mean?

Leaving without saying goodbye

Irish goodbye is a term that refers to when a person leaves a social gathering, like a party, without saying goodbye. The term comes from Irish immigrants who left their homeland to come to America without saying goodbye to loved ones because it was too painful.

The Irish goodbye is done by people who want to avoid going through the drawn-out process of saying farewell to others when all they want to do is jet. It may be because they are late for another engagement, tired, or just don't want to talk to other people. An Irish goodbye is similar to a Dutch leave, a French exit, and ghosting.


Travis has perfected the Irish goodbye at parties, he's so stealthy

Irish Goodbye means leaving without saying goodbye

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Updated February 15, 2017

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