from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • interjection Used to express a greeting or an acknowledgment of parting in the morning.

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  • interjection Used as a greeting when meeting somebody for the first time in the morning.
  • interjection by extension, humorous used to greet someone who has just awakened (irrespective of the time of day).
  • interjection by extension, informal Said to someone who has come to a belated realization.
  • interjection A greeting said when parting from someone in the morning.
  • noun An exercise performed by bending forward at the waist and then returning to a standing posture, while bearing a barbell across the shoulders.

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  • noun a conventional expression of greeting or farewell


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An ellipsis for an expression such as “I wish you a good morning.”


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  • Over the last 10 to 20 years, I have noticed that some (typically young) people misinterpret "Good Morning" to mean "It is a good morning" instead of the correct "I wish you a good morning". If for example the weather is poor, or if there is tension on the office, the person then replies with something like "No it isn't" or "What makes you think so?" I attribute these misinterpretations to a lack of parental guidance in the basics of etiquette.

    September 14, 2016