[interjection nahyt-nahyt, -nahyt; adverb nahyt-nahyt]
- Informal. good night.
- go night-night, Baby Talk. to go to bed or to sleep.
Origin of night-night
First recorded in 1895–1900
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- an informal word for good night
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Word Origin and History for go night-night
nursery talk, "good-night," 1896; form nighty-night is attested from 1876.
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