MEANING: interjection: Goodbye.

ETYMOLOGY: From Japanese sayonara (goodbye), short for sayo naraba (if it is to be that way), from sayo (thus) + naraba (if it be), ultimately from Chinese. Earliest documented use: 1863.

MAYONARA - adj, describing an Italian dish prepared with mayonnaise and a brine marinade

SAYONARMA - Okay, I'm Norma, now what?

SAY ON A RAG - critic's review of the first performance of The Entertainer

RAYON ARA - a synthetic cloth constellation