g'day

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of good day.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

g’day

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, colloquial) Hi, hello.
  2. (North America, air traffic control, informal) Denotes the end of a radio transmission.
    Golf Golf Whiskey Golf, cleared the ILS approach runway one two, contact Sault Tower one one eight decimal eight, g'day.

Usage notes[edit]

  • (good day): Used interchangeably with hello and hi, but more characteristically (and stereotypically) Australian/New Zealand, and perhaps the most informal of these options. Also used in the constructions G′day, mate (a greeting to a friend or acquaintance) and G′day, stranger (ironically, to a friend not seen in some time).