A way of saying 'thank you', usually after giving or receiving something. Mostly used in the uk.
"Here's your beer."
A word used by Britons on any occasion, covering any meaning from 'thanks', 'hello', 'no problem', to 'an alien just raped your chinchilla in the left corner of my blue garden shed'. Usually followed by the term 'mate', which is also 100% devoid of semantic content and meaning. This phenomenon is taken by some continental scholars as strong evidence that all Britons are telepathic.
Stranger: 'Cheers mate'.
Reply: 'Cheers, but I'm not interested in buying a bible from the early eighteenth century'.
Common way for a Kiwi to (1) say thanks, (2) sign off an email/memo/will ("cheers,") or (3) what we shout when clanging our handles of booze together in a moment of comaderie.
1. "I'll make us a cuppa tea."
2. "Only total wankers sign off with 'kind regards'. What shall I put?"
"Just write, 'Cheers', and then your name."
3. "Fark Iyam pished."
A very common word, mostly used in the United Kingdom, with 4 different meanings:
2. ya r welcome!
4. before drinking anything with ya homies
1. joanne: that's for ya frank!!
frank: cheers jo!!
2. frank: thank ya man for ya help!!
ryan: cheers dude!!!
3. paul: bye frank see ya later!
4. ryan, frank and paul rising their pints up..
Originally used almost exclusively in England as a toast accompanied by a clink of glasses or raising of same, has come to mean almost anything an English person (particularly hooray Henriettas) wants it to mean rather in the style of shit or cool, but usually with ironic overtones.
"I've just told your bird you're bonking her sister."
"Oh cheers, mate."
A blessing. To wish some one good cheer and happiness.
"See you later"
"This round's on me!"
(Used primarily in the UK) A word that has found it's way across the pond for pretentious hipsters and smarmy, haughty, douche-bags alike to abuse in order to sound more cultured or otherwise interesting.
"Actually the Freemasons DO fall under the Zionist umbrella for a New World Order. If you were anything other than a self-important, overly-opinionated, under-educated 'sheeple', it would be painfully obivous. I weep for you. *Passes himself the kleenex*