- the act or fact of clearing away or out, as anything undesirable.
- relief or deliverance from something.
- good riddance, a welcome relief or deliverance from something: He's gone, and good riddance!
Origin of riddance
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Historical Examples of riddance
But it is for you to accept or reject what I propose as the riddance of this curse to your community.The Mountain Divide
Frank H. Spearman
One step is a riddance of all the servants; I wonder how many you can do with.The Pillars of the House, Vol. II (of 2)
Charlotte M. Yonge
Dan'l, I'd better go into the house, and die and be a riddance!'David Copperfield
Riddance from it was only a dim hope, the remotest of possibilities.
He was well rid of it all, since in the riddance the doors of his prison-house were unlocked.The Truth About Tristrem Varick
- the act of getting rid of something undesirable or unpleasant; deliverance or removal (esp in the phrase good riddance)
see good riddance.