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good time

noun Prison Slang.
  1. time deducted from an inmate's sentence for good behavior while in prison.
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Historical Examples of good-time

  • They who come to them now regard them as playthings, good-time centers for twelve or fourteen weeks.

    Fair Harbor

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • She enjoyed the talking, joking, "good-time" men in society, and chatted and danced with them with relish.

British Dictionary definitions for good-time


  1. (of a person) wildly seeking pleasure
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Word Origin and History for good-time


1928, from good (adj.) + time. Expression to have a good time "enjoy oneself" attested from 1822; earlier have a good time of it (1771). To make good time "go fast" is from 1838.

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Idioms and Phrases with good-time

good time

see have a good time.

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