[goo d-loo k-ing]


of good or attractive appearance; handsome or beautiful: a good-looking young man; a good-looking hat.

Origin of good-looking

First recorded in 1770–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for good-looking

Contemporary Examples of good-looking

Historical Examples of good-looking

  • Among the passengers was a stout, good-looking man, a New York merchant.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • The only objection is, he's not as good-looking as Monny and I wanted our dragoman to be.

    It Happened in Egypt

    C. N. Williamson

  • Yes, he is just the same as I was at his age, good-looking and brave and enthusiastic!

  • You ought to be ashamed of yourself, an old fellow like you pretending to be so good-looking.

    Albert Durer

    T. Sturge Moore

  • He was by no means young—past forty—and very far from good-looking.

British Dictionary definitions for good-looking



handsome or pretty
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