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good evening

a conventional expression used at meeting or parting in the evening.
Origin of good evening
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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Historical Examples
  • good-evening, Miss Mitford, could we do anything in the office for you to-night?

    Secret Service Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • "good-evening, Captain Ringgold," said he, extending his hand.

    Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic
  • good-evening, ladies and gentlemen,” said he, and his voice was as pleasant as his smile.

    The Associate Hermits Frank R. Stockton
  • "good-evening, Senor Don Jose," he said, pressing the young man's hand.

    Dona Perfecta B. Perez Galdos
  • Mrs. Cobbold desired her to come on the morrow, and wished her good-evening.

  • "good-evening, Marta," boomed the clergyman's unctuous tones.

  • He cheerfully permitted his baggage to be searched by the Minute Men, who, finding nothing objectionable, bade him good-evening.

    The Secret Service. Albert D. Richardson
  • "good-evening," he said in what he intended for a cordial tone.

  • She said good-evening to Esther and stared frigidly at June, as if she did not like to see the two girls together.

    The Phantom Lover Ruby M. Ayres
  • "good-evening, Mr. Millard," said Agatha, in an embarrassed but austere voice.

    The Faith Doctor Edward Eggleston
British Dictionary definitions for good-evening

good evening

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a conventional expression of greeting or farewell used in the evening
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Idioms and Phrases with good-evening

good evening

see under good day
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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