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A way of saying 'thank you', usually after giving or receiving something. Mostly used in the uk.
"Here's your beer."
"Cheers."
by kitsch September 07, 2003
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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'.
by Eumenes April 13, 2009
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A very common word, mostly used in the United Kingdom, with 4 different meanings:

1. thanks!

2. ya r welcome!

3. bye

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!
frank: cheers!!!

4. ryan, frank and paul rising their pints up..
"Cheers!!!!"
by Abruzzi September 23, 2008
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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."
"Cheers."

2. "Only total wankers sign off with 'kind regards'. What shall I put?"
"Just write, 'Cheers', and then your name."

3. "Fark Iyam pished."
""Way-heyyyyyy!! Cheeeeerrzzzz."
by Rollergirl November 03, 2005
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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."
by ziddi van der zee September 02, 2004
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To applaud a sport team or performer/group of performers. Usually involves squealing loudly and whistling.
I cheered when Metallica finished 'St. Anger'.
by Rohan January 25, 2004
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