the Friday before Easter, a holy day of the Christian church, observed as the anniversary of the Crucifixion of Jesus.
the Friday before Easter, observed as a commemoration of the Crucifixion of Jesus
late 13c., from good in Middle English sense of “holy,” also especially of holy days or seasons observed by the church (early 15c.); the word also was applied to Christmas and Shrove Tuesday.
The Friday before Easter Sunday; a day on which Christians commemorate the Crucifixion of Jesus. Good Friday means “holy Friday.”
- Good golly miss molly
interjection An exclamation of emphasis, surprise, indignation, etc; goodness gracious: Good golly, Miss Molly! Lascivious lyrics were not, after all, introduced to the lower orders from above [1950s+; fr the title of a 1950s song by Little Richard (Richard Penniman)]
- Good graces
see: in one’s good graces
- Good hair
noun 1. (Caribbean) hair showing evidence of some European strain in a person’s blood
- Good hair day
noun phrase A day when things go right; good day: She said she was having a good hair day as she arranged the seating for the photos during the interview (1990s+) Related Terms bad hair day