Definition of parting adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpɑːtɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrtɪŋ//
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  • [only before noun] said or done by somebody as they leave a parting kiss His parting words were ‘I love you.’
  • Idioms a final remark, especially an unkind one, that somebody makes as they leave As her parting shot she warned Pete never to come near her again.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: parting