gooding

noun

good·​ing
ˈgu̇dᵊn,
-diŋ
plural -s
: an asking of alms and wishing good to the donors in rural areas of England

Word History

Etymology

good entry 2 + -ing

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gooding was in 1646

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“Gooding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gooding. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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