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good afternoon

interjection
1.
a conventional expression used at meeting or parting in the afternoon.
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  • "good afternoon, Miss Gray," he said, shaking hands with her.

    Mattie:--A Stray (Vol 3 of 3) Frederick William Robinson
  • She hesitated a moment, and then she said, "Well, good afternoon."

    The Coast of Bohemia William Dean Howells
  • "good afternoon, gentlemen," he said—and Abe and Morris literally sprang into the middle of the office floor.

    Abe and Mawruss Montague Glass
  • "good afternoon" and "Good evening" are the greetings for the later hours of the day.

    The Etiquette of To-day Edith B. Ordway
  • "good afternoon, Mr. Cameron," said James, who was always polite to the rich manufacturer's son.

    Herbert Carter's Legacy Horatio Alger
British Dictionary definitions for good afternoon

good afternoon

sentence substitute
1.
a conventional expression of greeting or farewell used in the afternoon
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