What is slang for cheers?

informal bottoms up, down the hatch. British informal here’s mud in your eye. British informal, dated cheerio, chin-chin, here’s how.

What is another way to say cheers?

synonyms for cheers

  1. ovation.
  2. salutation.
  3. acclaim.
  4. adulation.
  5. applause.
  6. approbation.
  7. cheer.
  8. cheering.

What is the origin of Cheers?

Cheers is an expression that English stole from the French! The original French word, chiere, means “face” or “head.” The French likely used this expression as a means of getting everyone to face one another and enjoy their company.

How do you respond to cheers UK?

So you can reply “no problem”, “you are welcome”, etc. Note that Cheers can also meam: (UK informal) used to mean “goodbye”: “Bye.” “Cheers, see you next week.”

Why do we say cheers?

“Cheers” originated from the old French word chiere which meant “face” or “head.” By the 18th century, it meant “gladness,” and was used as a way of expressing encouragement.

How do you say cheers in Old English?

If you can provide recordings, corrections or additional translations, please contact me….Useful phrases in Old English.

English Ænglisc (Old English)
Cheers! Good Health! (Toasts used when drinking) Gōd hælo!
Have a nice day Hafa gōdne dæg! (sg) Habbaþ gōdne dæg (pl)

When did we start saying cheers?

In 1720, “cheer” was first recorded in the sense of a shout of encouragement. The earliest record of the interjection “cheers!” as a toast only appears in 1919. This means this seemingly tried-and-true expression may not be much more than a hundred years old.

Why do we clink glasses and say cheers?

If the guest trusted his host he would just clink glasses when the host offered his glass for a sample. Hence the clinking of glasses has become a sign of trust, honesty and toast to good health. Clinking crystal glasses together enables all five senses to be satisfied with fine wine. 1.

Why do British say cheers?

The difference is that people from the UK also use “cheers” to mean “thank you”. In fact, British people say “cheers” all the time without noticing they’re doing it – a bit like the way they say “sorry” all the time. They often use, “OK, cheers!” to mean “Goodbye!”.

Why do Brits say cheers instead of thanks?

Given the tendency for Brits to be overly polite in certain situations, it comes in useful as a synonym: if you’ve already said thanks when being handed your drink, and when handing over the money, you’ll need cheers when you get your change back.