[goo d-ee]

noun, interjection Informal.

Origin of goodie



or good·ie

[goo d-ee]Informal.

noun, plural good·ies.

Usually goodies. something especially attractive or pleasing, especially cake, cookies, or candy.
something that causes delight or satisfaction: A record collector played some goodies for me on his phonograph.


good (used to express childish delight).

Origin of goody

1750–60; good + -y2, as noun suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a child's exclamation of pleasure and approval

noun plural goodies

short for goody-goody
informal the hero in a film, book, etc
something particularly pleasant to have or (often) to eatSee also goodies



noun plural goodies

archaic, or literary a married woman of low rank: used as a titleGoody Two-Shoes

Word Origin for goody

C16: shortened from goodwife
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Word Origin and History for goodie



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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