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/ ˈgʊd iˈgʊd i /
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noun, plural good·y-good·ies.
a person who is self-righteously, affectedly, or cloyingly good.
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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How to use goody-goody in a sentence
The goody-goody Jagger started becoming more like Richards and began calling himself “Mick.”Speed Read: 11 Juiciest Bits From Philip Norman’s Biography of Mick Jagger|The Daily Beast|October 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Obama and the goody-goody Democrats desperately want to believe the Republicans are capable of a compromise on health care.Sept. 15: D-Day for Health Care|Paul Begala|August 20, 2009|DAILY BEAST
Oh, you dear old Goody Goody, she cried, springing to her feet and throwing her arms around Tessa.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline|Jennie M. Drinkwater
One said contemptuously, "Oh, you're a goody-goody, parson!"The Transformation of Job|Frederick Vining Fisher
Was this the cousin whom she had considered a sort of namby-pamby, goody-goody girl who would be easily controlled?Friendship and Folly|Maria Louise Pool
Mustn't be too goody-goody; that kind of thing is falling out of date.New Grub Street|George Gissing
A little fellow called Jamie took me aside, and in the most friendly way advised me not to be so "goody-goody."Tramping with Tramps|Josiah Flynt
British Dictionary definitions for goody-goody
noun plural -goodies
a smugly virtuous or sanctimonious person
smug and sanctimonious
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