Good-night



[goo d-nahyt] /ˌgʊdˈnaɪt/

noun
1.
a farewell or leave-taking:
He said his good-nights before leaving the party.
interjection
1.
an expression of farewell used in parting at nighttime or when going to sleep.
sentence substitute
1.
a conventional expression of farewell, or, rarely, of greeting, used in the late afternoon, the evening, or at night, esp when departing to bed

interjection

An exclamation of surprise, irritation, emphasis, etc: Good night! Must you chew that gum so loud?

[1880s+; a euphemism for good God]
1.
Expression of farewell used when parting at night or when going to sleep, as in He stood at the door, saying good night to each of the departing guests, or Mother came to tuck the children in and kiss them good night. [ Late 1300s ]
2.
Exclamation of surprise or irritation, as in Good night, Joe!—You can’t mean what you said, or Good night, Anne—it’s time you learned how to throw a ball. [ Late 1800s ]

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