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good afternoon

a conventional expression used at meeting or parting in the afternoon. Unabridged
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  • The ladies advanced towards me, bidding me “good afternoon.”

    Adventures and Recollections Bill o'th' Hoylus End
  • She hesitated a moment, and then she said, "Well, good afternoon."

    The Coast of Bohemia William Dean Howells
  • "good afternoon" and "Good evening" are the greetings for the later hours of the day.

    The Etiquette of To-day Edith B. Ordway
  • And good afternoon to you, sir; but you'll be sp'iling your fine clothes, sir!

    Sonnie-Boy's People James B. Connolly
  • "good afternoon," said Dick, to a girl he had met, named Ida Strong.

    The Rover Boys in the Air

    Edward Stratemeyer
British Dictionary definitions for good afternoon

good afternoon

sentence substitute
a conventional expression of greeting or farewell used in the afternoon
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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