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goodie

[goo d-ee]
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noun, interjection Informal.
  1. goody1.
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Origin of goodie

goody1

or good·ie

[goo d-ee]Informal.
noun, plural good·ies.
  1. Usually goodies. something especially attractive or pleasing, especially cake, cookies, or candy.
  2. something that causes delight or satisfaction: A record collector played some goodies for me on his phonograph.
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interjection
  1. good (used to express childish delight).
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Origin of goody1

1750–60; good + -y2, as noun suffix
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goody1

interjection
  1. a child's exclamation of pleasure and approval
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noun plural goodies
  1. short for goody-goody
  2. informal the hero in a film, book, etc
  3. something particularly pleasant to have or (often) to eatSee also goodies
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goody2

noun plural goodies
  1. archaic, or literary a married woman of low rank: used as a titleGoody Two-Shoes
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Word Origin

C16: shortened from goodwife
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Word Origin and History for goodie

goody

n.

also goodie, "something tasty," 1745, from good (adj.) + -y (2); adj. use for "sentimentally proper" is 1830 (especially in reduplicated form goody-goody, 1871). As an exclamation of pleasure, by 1796. Goody also used since 1550s as a shortened form of goodwife, a term of civility applied to a married woman in humble life; hence Goody Two-shoes, name of heroine in 1760s children's story who exulted upon acquiring a second shoe.

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