What's the (good) word?

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What's the (good) word?

1. What's going on with you? What's new? (Used as a greeting.) A: "Hey, Trent." B: "Yo, what's the word, dude?" Haven't seen you in a while! What's the good word?
2. What is the most recent news or information (about someone or something)? Often followed by "on (someone or something)" to specify a particular person or thing that one is asking about. A: "What's the word on Susan? She was supposed to be back at the office today." B: "Apparently, her apartment was broken into while they were gone, so she's been dealing with the police all day." A: "So, what's the word? Are we ready to start production?" B: "The boss said they're still finalizing details in the contract." What's the good word on that party? Is it happening or not?
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What's the (good) word?

Sl. Hello, how are you? Hi, Jim! What's the good word? Haven't seen you in a long time. What's the good word?
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What’s the (good) word?

interrog. Hello, how are you? Haven’t seen you in a long time. What’s the good word?
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What’s the word?

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