- 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
Origin of goody2
- Archaic. a polite term of address for a woman of humble social standing.
Origin of goody3
Examples from the Web for goody
Nevertheless, some emergency rooms are even offering Vicodin “goody bags” to improve their ratings.You Can't Yelp Your Doctor
May 21, 2014
As Goody's team of publicists and handlers have discovered, death can be great for business.
I spoke to Goody last fall, two weeks into the chemotherapy that would ultimately prove to be ineffective.
Goody also says she'd allow, even encourage, her young sons to pursue a life in reality TV if that's what they wanted to do.
It may well be one of the last chances for Goody's team, led by PR impresario Max Clifford, to cash out.
So instead she threw her arms around him and said, "Oh goody, goody!"Pee-wee Harris
Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Cyrus is made to behave rather like the autocratic father of a goody story-book.Cyropaedia
Goody was borne off to his cabin, and he kept his daughter by him until we were at the wharf.
What fun you must have had with that old chap Goody, and his daughter.
Goody still had an anxious look about him, and seemed somewhat disturbed.
- 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 and History for goody
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.