One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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/
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