15th century, in the meaning defined above
Middle English god speid, from the phrase God spede you God prosper you
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“Godspeed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Godspeed. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.
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