later, alligator

later, alligator

A childish way of saying goodbye, for now. Often responded to with "in a while, crocodile." A: "OK, I've got to go, kiddo—later, alligator!" B: "In a while, crocodile! Come home soon!"
See also: alligator
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1955: Bill Haley and the Comets recorded See You Later, Alligator at Decca Recording Studios, New York.
Bobby Charles's See You Later, Alligator from 1956 has made more than PS2,000 in the past.
See You later, Alligator by Annie Kubler (Child's Play, pounds 5.
SEE You Later, Alligator was a big hit for Bill Haley and His Comets in 1956 - and Bobby Charles was the man who wrote the timeless top ten tune.