goody-goody

[ goo d-ee-goo d-ee ]
/ ˈgʊd iˈgʊd i /

noun, plural good·y-good·ies.

a person who is self-righteously, affectedly, or cloyingly good.

adjective

self-righteously or cloyingly good; affecting goodness.

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Origin of goody-goody

First recorded in 1870–75; reduplication of goody2
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British Dictionary definitions for goody goody

goody-goody

noun plural -goodies

a smugly virtuous or sanctimonious person

adjective

smug and sanctimonious
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