[goo d-ee-goo d-ee]

noun, plural good·y-good·ies.

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


self-righteously or cloyingly good; affecting goodness.

Origin of goody-goody

First recorded in 1870–75; reduplication of goody2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for goody goody


noun plural -goodies

a smugly virtuous or sanctimonious person


smug and sanctimonious
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