American English

Definition of parting adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[only before noun]
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  • said or done by someone as they leave a parting kiss His parting words were “I love you.”
  • Idioms
    parting shot
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    a final remark, especially an unkind one, that someone makes as they leave As her parting shot she warned Pete never to come near her again.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: parting