goody

1

or good·ie

[ goo d-ee ]
/ ˈgʊd i /
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.

interjection

good (used to express childish delight).

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. goodwife,
  2. goodwill,
  3. goodwilly,
  4. goodwin sands,
  5. goodwood,
  6. goody two shoes,
  7. goody two-shoes,
  8. goody-goody,
  9. goodyear,
  10. goodyear, charles

Origin of goody

1
1750–60; good + -y2, as noun suffix

goody

2
[ goo d-ee ]
/ ˈgʊd i /

adjective

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 ]
/ ˈgʊd i /

noun, plural good·ies.

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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British Dictionary definitions for goody

goody

1
/ (ˈɡʊdɪ) /

interjection

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 goody

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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