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Definition of slainte exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

slainte

 exclamation
exclamation
BrE BrE//ˈslɑːntʃə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈslɑːntʃə//
 
(Irish English, Scottish English)
 
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a word that people say to each other as they lift up their glasses to drink synonym cheers Word Originfrom Scottish Gaelic slàinte, literally ‘health’.