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interjection
an expression of farewell used in parting at nighttime or when going to sleep.
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Origin of good night

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75

Other definitions for good night (2 of 2)

good-night
[ good-nahyt ]
/ ˌgʊdˈnaɪt /

noun
a farewell or leave-taking: He said his good-nights before leaving the party.
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British Dictionary definitions for good night

good night

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a conventional expression of farewell, or, rarely, of greeting, used in the late afternoon, the evening, or at night, esp when departing to bed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with good night

good night

1

Expression of farewell used when parting at night or when going to sleep, as in He stood at the door, saying good night to each of the departing guests, or Mother came to tuck the children in and kiss them good night. [Late 1300s]

2

Exclamation of surprise or irritation, as in Good night, Joe!—You can't mean what you said, or Good night, Anne—it's time you learned how to throw a ball. [Late 1800s]

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