- a conventional expression used at meeting or parting during the daytime.
Origin of good day
Examples from the Web for good day
Everyone he met gave him "Good-day," after the friendly custom of the country.In the Midst of Alarms
I must thank you for a very amusing afternoon, and bid you good-day.The Eternal City
He was obliged to Monsieur, the ticket-seller, and wished him good-day.The Strollers
Frederic S. Isham
"Good-day to you, and much obliged," and they mounted and disappeared.Australia Revenged
Good-day, Mr. Gold, and thank you very much for being so good as to think of me.Aunt Rachel
David Christie Murray
- a conventional expression of greeting or farewell used during the day
Word Origin and History for good day
salutation, late 14c., short for have a good day (c.1200). Good morning is c.1400, gode morwene. Good night, also goodnight, is late 14c.; as an exclamation of surprise, from 1893.
Idioms and Phrases with good day
Also, good afternoon or evening or morning. Formal ways of saying “Hello” or “Goodbye.” For example, He began rather oddly by addressing the audience with “Good day,” or “Good afternoon, ladies,” said the sales clerk as we walked out. All these greetings represent an abbreviation of the now obsolete God give you a good day (afternoon, etc.), which dates from about 1200. Also see good night.