[goo d-ee-goo d-ee]
- a person who is self-righteously, affectedly, or cloyingly good.
- self-righteously or cloyingly good; affecting goodness.
Origin of goody-goody
First recorded in 1870–75; reduplication of goody2
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Examples from the Web for goody-goody
The goody-goody Jagger started becoming more like Richards and began calling himself “Mick.”Speed Read: 11 Juiciest Bits From Philip Norman’s Biography of Mick Jagger
The Daily Beast
October 1, 2012
Obama and the goody-goody Democrats desperately want to believe the Republicans are capable of a compromise on health care.Sept. 15: D-Day for Health Care
August 20, 2009
"You're getting quite too goody-goody," laughed Irene in an excited voice.
She's not a bit a goody-goody; I'd just hate her like anything if she were.
One said contemptuously, "Oh, you're a goody-goody, parson!"The Transformation of Job
Frederick Vining Fisher
David Archer takes him off, too, with his saintliness and goody-goody airs.Girls of the True Blue
L. T. Meade
Jarney, the goody-goody, must be made to pay for big knocking.Edith and John
Franklin S. Farquhar
- a smugly virtuous or sanctimonious person
- smug and sanctimonious
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