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goodie

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

goody

1

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 goody

1
1750–60; good + -y2, as noun suffix

goody

3
[goo d-ee]
noun, plural good·ies.
  1. Archaic. a polite term of address for a woman of humble social standing.
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Origin of goody

3
1550–60; good(wife) + -y2; cf. hussy
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Related Words for goodies

tidbit, reward, prize

Examples from the Web for goodies

Contemporary Examples of goodies

Historical Examples of goodies

  • Shall we leave my father here, and run off in search of some goodies?

    The Dominant Strain

    Anna Chapin Ray

  • The 'goodies' which we do not get at the school table are 'gifts of the gods.'

  • Then there's some goodies and mottoes and you can exchange with a boy.

    A Little Girl in Old Salem

    Amanda Minnie Douglas

  • The branches of the tree bent low with the weight of gifts and goodies.

    Mary's Rainbow

    Mary Edward Feehan

  • And of course you are not going to be mean about your share of the goodies?

    A Little Miss Nobody

    Amy Bell Marlowe


British Dictionary definitions for goodies

goodies

pl n
  1. any objects, rewards, prizes, etc, considered particularly desirable, attractive, or pleasurable
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goody

1
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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goody

2
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 for goody

C16: shortened from goodwife
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Word Origin and History for goodies

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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