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Good Samaritan

noun

Simple Definition of Good Samaritan

  • : a person who helps other people and especially strangers when they have trouble

Full Definition of Good Samaritan

  1. :  samaritan 2

Examples of good samaritan

  1. We had a flat tire on the highway but fortunately a Good Samaritan stopped to help us change it.



1679

First Known Use of good samaritan

1679


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