- Probably a shortening of "May you have a good night." (Wiktionary)
“After that we sat down and talked; I took leave of all my friends, and so to my Inn, where after I had wrote a note and enclosed the certificate to Mr. Widdrington, I bade good night to my father, and John went to bed, but I staid up a little while, playing the fool with the lass of the house at the door of the chamber, and so to bed.”
“After another good night of sleep in the dark Dolceacqua apartment, we enjoyed the traditional breakfast in the Bar California.”
“Watermen mooring their wherries downstream called good night to each other under a star-studded sky.”
“AFTER LISA SAID good night to her parents, and her father shut her bedroom door, she sat in her bed like she usually did and looked over at the yellow house on the other side of Cannon Avenue, at the gray curtains on the second floor.”
“Only when she'd heard him cross the hallway, heard his door open and close, only then would the metal fist gripping her belly let go-Then one night he crushed his cigarette and instead of saying good night leaned against the doorway.”
“They had left Mr. Madden in his tiny room, then said good night to Andie, who wanted to go check on her daughter Kazie, Kara-lee, and Katani.”
“I thought to have sent this to-night, but it is ten, and I'll go to bed, and write on the other side to Parsivol to-morrow, and send it on Thursday; and so good night my dears, and love Presto, and be healthy, and Presto will be so too.”
“I got a good night though, for I sent Mrs. Rhoda and her squalling baby to another house, and so slept quietly.”
“I had to wait till everybody was bedded down, including C.J., who'd flounced into her bunk in a hide-nothing nightie and then leaned out to say good night to Ev and give him one last eyeful, before I could take a look at that log.”
“When I could stand it no longer, I went to Balfour and shook his hand and said ‘Good-night, Sir,’ and he said good night and took his supporters away with him.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘good night’.
All those awesome phrases you hear that you want to say every chance you get. Thanks to adoarns for the inspiration (on the vitamin h page).
just tits, jumping jesus on ..., sweet mother of p..., great day in the ..., ye gods and littl..., leaping lizards, holy cats, hot damn, good gosh miss agnes, mother dog, good night, hoover dam! and 102 more...
Typical words from Beatles song titles. Can you recreate the titles?
(Grammatical words have been omitted)
Okay, I admit it. I made a list of words my daughter knew when she was two years old.
Traditional; arranged by the Pogues, copyright 1984.
Oh Kitty, My Darling, remember
That the doom will be mine if I stay
'Tis far better to part, though it's hard to
Looking for tweets for good night.