Definition of good news in US English:

good news


  • 1News of an occurrence that is of benefit to oneself, one's friends, one's community, etc.; news of something that one has hoped for. Also in weakened use: information that is welcome or pleasing.

  • 2Also with capital initials. Usually with the. The gospel; the religious doctrine taught by Christ or his apostles.


  • Attributive Especially of a news story: that reports or discusses positive events.


Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Nicholas Udall (1504–1556), schoolmaster and playwright. From good + news.


good news

/ˌɡʊd ˈnjuːz/