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Meaning of "TTFN" in the English dictionary

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WHAT DOES TTFN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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TTFN is an initialism for a colloquial valediction, 'ta ta for now', based on 'ta ta', an informal 'goodbye', approximately equivalent to 'bye bye'. The expression came to prominence, in the UK, during the Second World War. Used by the military, frequently heard by the British public. "Ta-ta for now" was brought into popular use in the UK in 1940 in the weekly radio comedy It's That Man Again by the character Mrs Mopp, who ended every scene with it. During the second series, the show's name was shortened to ITMA, to satirize the abundance of abbreviations that were becoming common knowledge due to the ongoing war. In the 1966 Batman television episode "Better Luck Next Time", Catwoman says TTFN, and then has to explain the meaning to Batman. In Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, a 1968 Disney featurette, the voice of Tigger was performed by Paul Winchell, whose wife Jean Freeman suggested that he ad-lib the line. It was further used by Tigger in The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, often followed by a "hoo hoo hoo hoo!" as he bounces away on his tail, but does not appear in the original books by A. A. Milne.

Definition of TTFN in the English dictionary

The definition of TTFN in the dictionary is ta-ta for now.

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WORDS THAT END LIKE TTFN

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Synonyms and antonyms of TTFN in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «TTFN» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TTFN

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Translator English - Chinese

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1,325 millions of speakers

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570 millions of speakers

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510 millions of speakers

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380 millions of speakers
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280 millions of speakers

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278 millions of speakers

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270 millions of speakers

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260 millions of speakers

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220 millions of speakers

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190 millions of speakers

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180 millions of speakers

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130 millions of speakers

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85 millions of speakers
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80 millions of speakers

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75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

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75 millions of speakers

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70 millions of speakers

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65 millions of speakers

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30 millions of speakers
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15 millions of speakers
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14 millions of speakers
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10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

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5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TTFN»

The term «TTFN» is regularly used and occupies the 58.316 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TTFN»

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ttfn - 10th Anniversary update and reissue: 10th Anniversary ...
Through teacher crushes, cross-country moves, bossy Queen Bees, incriminating party pics, and other bumps along the way, author Lauren Myracle explores the many potholes of teenagedom with the unflinching honesty and pitch-perfect humor ...
Lauren Myracle, 2014
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Ttfn
Will high school pull the girls apart, just when they need each other most? Only their instant messages reveal the full story.
Lauren Myracle, 2007
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A Dictionary of Catch Phrases
E.P. commented, 'S.H.I.T. never became a c.p.—but that's how many c.pp. originate.' Thursday”—S.H.I.T.!' T.S.See: toughshit. T.T.F.N. See:tatafor T.S. See: toughshit. T.T.F.N.See:tata for now. T.V. See:you'regettingTV. ta. See:say 'ta'! T.V. See: ...
Eric Partridge, 2003
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Who Said That First?: The Curious Origins of Common Words ...
TTFN (Ta-ta for now) During the lead-up to WW II,the phrase TTFN arose as a reaction to, and a slight send-up of, military abbreviations, which were being heard quite frequently. TTFN may have arisen in the Air Force, but an enormously  ...
Max Cryer, 2010
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L8r, G8r: Internet Girls
Throughout their senior year in high school, Zoe, Maddie, and Angela continue to share "instant messages" with one another about their day-to-day experiences as they consider college, sex, the importance of prom, and the inevitable end of ...
Lauren Myracle, 2008
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Metal Corrosion in the Atmosphere
... y-^r^ <; rNv~i ^ \oTtso<; o\Tt^-^ — — < «^ < — — < - « < — — d < o' — o < Z Z Z Z Z Z 8-s CCl Ri - — \or- "~i TtfN so 'Ooo r*^ i - r-rnr- oo — • i - t- fN fN OTt fN CT\r*^ fN fNr^i fN \oOfNfN \O O — fN O—3 o 3-5 O O(N O -H-H o Or-iOO OrsOO CO ...
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To My Girls: Advice and Encouragement from a Father's Heart
TTFN: Ta. Ta. for. Now. And so I bring this letter to a close. There is so much more I could tell you, but I felt these were the most pressing things I needed you to know for now. And so I chose Tigger's infamous farewell: TTFN! To say this is not by ...
Dan Swaningson, 2010
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Ttyl (Talk to You Later)
Chronicles, in "instant message" format, the day-to-day experiences, feelings, and plans of three friends, Zoe, Maddie, and Angela, as they begin tenth grade.
Lauren Myracle, 2006
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Bff: A Girlfriend Book You Write Together
High school seniors, Zoe, Maddie, and Angela, share "instant messages" with one another about their day-to-day experiences as they consider friendship, dating, boyfriends, fashion, religion, and life goals, in a text with spaces for reader ...
Lauren Myracle, 2009
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Life Isn't Just Passing Me by: It's Running Me Over
T.T.F.N. This means “Ta Ta For Now” for those who are preppy illiterate, just like me. Life for me has been interesting to say the least, and the most I can say is that it's still running like a race car on the last lap at the track, looking for that ...
Michelle Kismoky, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TTFN»

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Moving around with all the zip of Chuck Blazer on his Fifa mobility …
BITS AND BOBS. Yohan Cabaye wants to say TTFN to PSG. “If there is an opportunity to go back to England, I hope everyone will be smart enough to do things ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
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Doctor Who's Day Roundup: Missy Returns!
... a new set of the History Collection of Doctor Who books? Doctor Who Competition. For more details, go to the BBC America Tumblr. TTFN! Share This Story: ... «Anglophenia, Feb 15»
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Speed mumbling and up-talking
Texting isn't much better: lmao, ttfn, lol — fast talk insinuating itself into writing. Love British films and once understood every spoken word, but now I sense the ... «Springfield News-Leader, Jan 15»
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10 Things to Be Thankful For This Month. Deedee Crossett. Reflections: TTFN (Ta-ta for Now). Cathy Christensen. The Highs and Lows of Green Certifications. «SkinInc.com, Oct 14»
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SL Letter of the Day: Why Are All My Straight Boyfriends Fucking …
And while "these two straight-identified guys aren't straight" shouldn't be a controversial thing to say, TTFN, we live in the era of Very Special Snowflake and ... «The Portland Mercury, Oct 14»
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TTFN share new track 'About Me/Rollerblades'
Drift through TTFN's Soundcloud catalog and two distinct polarities jump forward. The first is a Young Galaxy-esque tempered venture of bedroom indie pop. «The 405, Oct 14»
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'Let it Snow' movie optioned on heels of John Green's success
Lauren Myracle has also written many novels including yolo, ttyl, ttfn, and l8r, g8r. The authors all took to Twitter to celebrate the announcement: ... «Hypable, Sep 14»
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2014 NFL Predictions…with DeadCoach
Cincinnati TTFN. The Bengals use one of Tigger's favorite sayings, “Ta ta for now” every time they get to the playoffs. 12-4. Baltimore white tank tops. Wouldn't it ... «Chron.com, Sep 14»
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Charm of Winnie the Pooh endures
Everybody loved to borrow Tigger's famous expression, TTFN. That's “Ta Ta For Now,” for those of you who may have forgotten. After doing a little research, ... «Forsyth County News Online, Aug 14»
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TTFN HIMYM, I'm going to really, really miss you
After nine series the New York comedy about Ted Mosby's turbulent love life comes to an end on E4 tonight. Kathryn Williams reminisces about How I Met Your ... «WalesOnline, Jul 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Ttfn [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ttfn>. Jan 2021 ».
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