[ rid-ns ]
/ ˈrɪd ns /


the act or fact of clearing away or out, as anything undesirable.
relief or deliverance from something.

Idioms for riddance

    good riddance, a welcome relief or deliverance from something: He's gone, and good riddance!

Origin of riddance

First recorded in 1525–35; rid1 + -ance
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British Dictionary definitions for riddance

/ (ˈrɪdəns) /


the act of getting rid of something undesirable or unpleasant; deliverance or removal (esp in the phrase good riddance)
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Idioms and Phrases with riddance


see good riddance.

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