Etymology
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riddance (n.)

1530s, "a cleaning out, removal, clearance," from rid + -ance. The meaning "a deliverance from something superfluous or unwanted" is from 1590s. Good riddance, "a welcome relief from unpleasant company or an embarrassing connection" attested from 1650s. Shakespeare has gentle riddance (1590s); Middleton has fair riddance (1610s).

updated on August 15, 2021

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Definitions of riddance from WordNet

riddance (n.)
the act of removing or getting rid of something;
Synonyms: elimination
riddance (n.)
the act of forcing out someone or something;
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