good-neighbor [goo d-ney-ber] Word Origin adjective
- characterized by friendly political relations and mutual aid between countries.
Origin of good-neighbor First recorded in 1925–30 Word Origin and History for good-neighbor adj.
also (chiefly British English) good-neighbour, adjectival phrase, in reference to U.S. foreign policy, especially in Latin America, 1928, originally in Herbert Hoover. The good neighbours is Scottish euphemism for “the fairies” (1580s).