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good night

interjection
1.
an expression of farewell used in parting at nighttime or when going to sleep.
Origin of good night
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English

good-night

[goo d-nahyt] /ˌgʊdˈnaɪt/
noun
1.
a farewell or leave-taking:
He said his good-nights before leaving the party.
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  • "We're taking you to get something to eat and where you can get a good night's sleep," Alter answered.

    Captives of the Flame Samuel R. Delany
  • It was the first time in all her life that her mother had not come to kiss her good night.

    The Little Colonel Annie Fellows Johnston
  • Now we'll both say good night to him, Kate, and let him go to sleep.

    The Boy Grew Older Heywood Broun
  • Physician was not surprised, handed her into her carriage, and bade her good night.

    Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
  • Then Lyndall rose, gathered up her papers and letters, and wished Gregory good night.

    The Story of an African Farm (AKA Ralph Iron) Olive Schreiner
British Dictionary definitions for good night

good night

sentence substitute
1.
a conventional expression of farewell, or, rarely, of greeting, used in the late afternoon, the evening, or at night, esp when departing to bed
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Slang definitions & phrases for good night

good night

interjection

An exclamation of surprise, irritation, emphasis, etc: Good night! Must you chew that gum so loud?

[1880s+; a euphemism for good God]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with good night

good night

1.
Expression of farewell used when parting at night or when going to sleep, as in He stood at the door, saying good night to each of the departing guests, or Mother came to tuck the children in and kiss them good night. [ Late 1300s ]
2.
Exclamation of surprise or irritation, as in Good night, Joe!—You can't mean what you said, or Good night, Anne—it's time you learned how to throw a ball. [ Late 1800s ]
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