Definition of good even in US English:

good even

noun

archaic
  • As part of a customary expression of good wishes on meeting or parting during the evening or (formerly) the afternoon. Originally in "God give you good even"; now chiefly in "to wish (also bid) (a person) (a) good even", and (as an address) "a good even to you".

exclamation

archaic
  • Good evening.

Origin

Late 15th century; earliest use found in William Caxton (1415x24–1492), printer, merchant, and diplomat. From good + even, in sense A. 1 perhaps originally after Middle Dutch goeden avont.

Pronunciation

good even

/(ˌ)ɡʊd ˈiːvn/