good afternoon



a conventional expression used at meeting or parting in the afternoon. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for good afternoon

Historical Examples of good afternoon

  • You can tell them all the rest, and I will wish you good-afternoon.

    The First Violin

    Jessie Fothergill

  • "Good-afternoon, Miss Ruth," said the old nobleman, nodding and smiling.

    Aunt Rachel

    David Christie Murray

  • "Good-afternoon, my man," said the stars and wreath in the centre in a high, piping voice.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

  • "Good-afternoon," she returned, passing on through the room.

  • The dresser rose, murmured: "Good-afternoon, miss," and went.


    John Galsworthy

British Dictionary definitions for good afternoon

good afternoon

sentence substitute

a conventional expression of greeting or farewell used in the afternoon
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