good-neigh·​bor ˈgu̇d-ˈnā-bər How to pronounce good-neighbor (audio)
: marked by principles of friendship, cooperation, and noninterference in the internal affairs of another country
a good-neighbor policy

Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of good-neighbor was in 1933

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“Good-neighbor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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