good-look·​ing ˈgu̇d-ˈlu̇-kiŋ How to pronounce good-looking (audio)
: having a pleasing or attractive appearance
good-looker noun

Examples of good-looking in a Sentence

she's a good-looking woman, regardless of her age
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Word History

First Known Use

1715, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of good-looking was in 1715

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“Good-looking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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