good evening

Origin of good evening

First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for good evening

Historical Examples of good evening

  • "Good-evening, Captain Rushton," he said, with a forced smile.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • To this Jennie assented, and cheerily bade him good-evening.

  • And we spoke no more until he said “Good-evening” to me at the door of No. 3.

    The First Violin

    Jessie Fothergill

  • “Good-evening,” responded the Doctor, and shook hands with each.

    Dr. Sevier

    George W. Cable

  • “Good-evening,” she said, her attitude mechanically unbending.

    The Golden Woman

    Ridgwell Cullum


British Dictionary definitions for good evening

good evening

sentence substitute
  1. a conventional expression of greeting or farewell used in the evening
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Idioms and Phrases with good evening

good evening

see under good day.

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