Origin of goodie
- 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 goody1
- Archaic. a polite term of address for a woman of humble social standing.
Origin of goody3
Examples from the Web for goodies
Contemporary Examples of goodies
Hand over the goodies or we could suffer some danger or indignity.Election Day Is Scarier Than Halloween
P. J. O’Rourke
November 1, 2014
It was grand, loud, had delicious swagger, guns, sheriffs, goodies and baddies, and was adapted from a Cormac McCarthy novel.Why No Oscar Love For 'Inside Llewyn Davis'?
January 20, 2014
And, as is typical of a Loeb letter, he goes after the goodies that corporate bigwigs routinely get.Activist Investor Dan Loeb Tagets Auction House Sotheby’s
October 3, 2013
In exchange for raising the debt ceiling, Republicans want a hilarious list of concessions and goodies.End Days for the GOP
September 27, 2013
Maya Angelou Stars in Cole Haan's New Campaign: Cole Haan's new campaign, entitled "Born in 1928," stars some oldies but goodies.Donatella Versace Thanks Lady Gaga For Song; Maya Angelou Stars in Cole Haan's New Campaign
The Fashion Beast Team
August 27, 2013
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.'Ruth Fielding and the Gypsies
Alice B. Emerson
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
- any objects, rewards, prizes, etc, considered particularly desirable, attractive, or pleasurable
- a child's exclamation of pleasure and approval
- archaic, or literary a married woman of low rank: used as a titleGoody Two-Shoes
Word Origin for goody
Word Origin and History for goodies
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.