Origin of good day
Examples from the Web for good day
"Good-day to 'e, squire," he had said, and that was pleasant to hear.Beyond The Rocks|Elinor Glyn
Then, bidding him good-day, I made my way up-stairs, turning over in my mind what I had heard.'Farewell, Nikola'|Guy Boothby
In leaving their counter, say pleasantly, "Good-morning," or "Good-day."Social Life|Maud C. Cooke
Good-day, my friend,” said I; “you seem to be able to use a stick.Wild Wales|George Borrow
With this parting injunction they bade him good-day and departed, each to his home.Doctor Jones' Picnic|S. E. Chapman
British Dictionary definitions for good 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.