later, alligator

later, alligator

A childish way of saying goodbye for the time being. 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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See you later, alligator; after while, crocodile, and "tootle Lou, kangaroo," providing an amusing and chance to part in this fashion.
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| 1955: Bill Haley and the Comets recorded See You Later, Alligator at Decca Recording Studios, New York.
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As they used to say when I was a lad, see you later, alligator. In a while, crocodile."
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What is the line after "see you later, alligator" in the song?