Meaning of “good afternoon” in the English Dictionary

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"good afternoon" in British English

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good afternoonexclamation

uk /ˌɡʊd ˌɑːf.təˈnuːn/ us /ˌɡʊd ˌæf.tɚˈnuːn/

A1 something you say to greet someone politely when you meet them in the afternoon

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  • Good afternoon, children!
  • Good afternoon, everyone.

(Definition of “good afternoon” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"good afternoon" in American English

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good afternoonexclamation

/ɡʊd ˌæf·tərˈnun/

used when greeting someone in the afternoon:

Good afternoon, Mr. Hopkins.

(Definition of “good afternoon” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)