noun, plural gold·i·locks.
- goldfish bowl,
- goldflam disease,
- goldie's fern,
- goldilocks zone,
- goldman, edwin franko,
- goldman, emma
Origin of goldilocks
Examples from the Web for goldilocks
She is not too hot or too cold, but just right, the Goldilocks of Fed chairs.
This sort of calculation—not too hot, not too cold—is better left to Goldilocks.
It afforded the president the Goldilocks alternative in his next debate, where he can cast his attacks in just the right tone.
The Atlantic, 3,000 miles across, became a kind of Goldilocks Ocean, not too big and not too small.
This year, the theme was "Just Right," inspired loosely on the story of Goldilocks.
Thenceforth a while of time there wore, And Goldilocks came forth no more.Poems by the Way|William Morris
Princess Goldilocks, may I speak to you on a matter of some importance to me?Second Plays|A. A. Milne
But Goldilocks appeared in the midst of them, with her shining hair, violet eyes, and laugh like the music of a spring robin.Fairy Book|Sophie May
Finally, there was the film of the adoption of Goldilocks and Cinderella.Little Fuzzy|Henry Beam Piper
Well, Goldilocks, you must not put chairs out of their places!Dramatic Reader for Lower Grades|Florence Holbrook
noun (functioning as singular)
Word Origin for goldilocks
name for a person with bright yellow hair, 1540s, from adj. form of gold + lock in the hair sense. The story of the Three Bears first was printed in Robert Southey's miscellany "The Doctor" (1837), but the central figure there was a bad-tempered old woman. Southey did not claim to have invented the story, and older versions have been traced, either involving an old woman or a "silver-haired" girl (though in at least one version it is a fox who enters the house). The identification of the girl as Goldilocks is attested only from c.1875.