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".
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"Give you good-den, my lord Bishop," she piped in a shrill voice; "and what does your Grace at my humble door?
Hugo's eyes sparkled with sinful pleasure as he said to himself, "Breath o 'my life, an I can but put that upon him," tis good-den and God keep thee, King of the Game-Cocks! "
THAT upon him, 'tis good-den and God keep thee, King of the Game-Cocks! "