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good-neighbor

[goo d-ney-ber]
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adjective
  1. characterized by friendly political relations and mutual aid between countries.

Origin of good-neighbor

First recorded in 1925–30
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Word Origin and History for good-neighbor

adj.

also (chiefly British English) good-neighbour, adjectival phrase, in reference to U.S. foreign policy, especially in Latin America, 1928, originally in Herbert Hoover. The good neighbours is Scottish euphemism for "the fairies" (1580s).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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