goody

1

or good·ie

[goo d-ee]Informal.
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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.
interjection
  1. good (used to express childish delight).

Origin of goody

1
1750–60; good + -y2, as noun suffix

goody

2
[goo d-ee]
adjective
  1. goody-goody.

Origin of goody

2
1805–15; apparently good + -y2, with attenuating or pejorative value, probably influenced by goody two shoes

goody

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

Origin of goody

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

tidbit, reward, prize

Examples from the Web for goody

Contemporary Examples of goody

  • Nevertheless, some emergency rooms are even offering Vicodin “goody bags” to improve their ratings.

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    You Can't Yelp Your Doctor

    Daniela Drake

    May 21, 2014

  • As Goody's team of publicists and handlers have discovered, death can be great for business.

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    Reality TV's Tragedy

    Sarah Horne

    February 27, 2009

  • I spoke to Goody last fall, two weeks into the chemotherapy that would ultimately prove to be ineffective.

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    Reality TV's Tragedy

    Sarah Horne

    February 27, 2009

  • 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.

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    Reality TV's Tragedy

    Sarah Horne

    February 27, 2009

  • It may well be one of the last chances for Goody's team, led by PR impresario Max Clifford, to cash out.

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    Reality TV's Tragedy

    Sarah Horne

    February 27, 2009

Historical Examples of goody

  • 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.

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    Xenophon

  • Goody was borne off to his cabin, and he kept his daughter by him until we were at the wharf.

  • "Go on," said Hal, encouragingly, as Goody stopped and hesitated.

  • What fun you must have had with that old chap Goody, and his daughter.


British Dictionary definitions for goody

goody

1
interjection
  1. a child's exclamation of pleasure and approval
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

goody

2
noun plural goodies
  1. 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 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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