Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A contraction of good even (good e'en), a kind wish or salutation. See good day, etc., under good.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • interjection obsolete A form of salutation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • interjection obsolete A salutation; "good evening".

Etymologies

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Corruption of good e'en, for good evening.

Examples

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  • There once was a miser named Ben,

    The tersest in speech among men.

    He swelled his great hoard

    By taking on board

    The syllable saved by good-den.

    January 26, 2019