Definition of good-time in US English:



  • attributive (of a person) having the pursuit of pleasure as one's chief aim.

    ‘a good-time girl’
    ‘a good-time party guy’
    ‘he's just a good-time Charlie’
    • ‘In an age of automatons, he is a throwback to an era of good-time boys and daredevil racers.’
    • ‘In a trippy opening sequence we learn that Atkins is a good-time girl, all mascara and champagne and arguing violently with her squiffy actor boyfriend.’
    • ‘Dunst finds the hidden depths in her character and reasons to be sympathetic towards a woman who might initially seem little more than an empty-headed good-time girl.’
    • ‘They sound as if they've turned out to be fine people despite all the press stereotypes of them as good-time party girls.’
    • ‘With spiky hair and a wild dress sense, Sam is an outrageous good-time girl and is always out with her mates.’
    • ‘However, there are certain ‘rules’ that exist for associations with the local good-time girls.’
    • ‘Toronto's garage-rock good-time boys have already wrapped up their third album, Ode to Joy, which will hit stores in February.’
    • ‘If you're here for a good time, then go out with the good-time girls.’
    • ‘Another trip to a trendy London club found me in the company of two leggy good-time girls.’
    • ‘Singer/dancer Olga San Juan shows up as sort of a good-time girl that, this being the forties, no one actually has a good time with.’
    • ‘Nikki (Miller, Law's real-life steady) is a gorgeous but unhinged good-time girl who never quite knows when the party's over.’
    • ‘There was an instant bond as one good-time girl met another.’
    • ‘The good-time guys play a stomping blend of Mexican music and country-blues from south-western America.’
    • ‘Her mother was a woman of ill-repute: an ex-playmate, Ford model and all round good-time girl with a string of groupie relationships to her name.’
    • ‘Then there was Elsie Tanner, the Street's good-time girl.’
    • ‘The boy's life changes forever when this tarty good-time girl replaces his mother in the family home and he decides to take matters into his own hands.’
    • ‘This week's show streaks into the cheekier end of the information TV spectrum by staging a contest between a gaggle of good-time girls getting ready for a night on the town and Ford's rally team.’
    • ‘I honestly feel bad for writing this, because maybe, just maybe, Walker and his band of happy-go-lucky good-time pals are actually the nicest people in the world and I'm being a jerk.’
    • ‘She's a good-time girl who enjoys her life and her man.’
    • ‘Cumbrian to the bone, they're good-time lads with a selfless ambition: to spread the fun.’
    pleasure, entertainment, enjoyment, amusement, excitement, gratification
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