good time

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noun Prison Slang.

time deducted from an inmate's sentence for good behavior while in prison.

Nearby words

  1. good scout,
  2. good shepherd,
  3. good sort,
  4. good speed,
  5. good thing,
  6. good turn,
  7. good usage,
  8. good will,
  9. good word,
  10. good works

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British Dictionary definitions for good-time

good-time

adjective

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

good-time

adj.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with good-time

good time

see have a good time.

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