goings-on

plural noun

go·​ings-on ˌgō-iŋ-ˈzȯn How to pronounce goings-on (audio)
ˌgȯ(-)iŋ-,
-ˈzän
1
2
: irregular or reprehensible happenings or conduct

Word History

First Known Use

1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of goings-on was in 1775

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Cite this Entry

“Goings-on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goings-on. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

goings-on

noun plural

go·​ings-on
ˌgō-iŋ-ˈzȯn,
-ˈän
: actions or events that are taking place

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