Definition of good word in US English:

good word


  • 1Words which are pleasant, friendly, or kind.

  • 2An expression of approval, support, or esteem for a person or thing; specifically recommendation of a person to another's favour or for a job, position, etc. Frequently in "to give good words", "to put in a good word (for)", "to say a good word for (also about)".


Old English; earliest use found in Soul & Body I. From good + word.


good word

/ˌɡʊd ˈwəːd/