[goo d-ee-goo d-ee]
- 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
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Related Words for goody goodysaintly, righteous, devout, sanctimonious, born-again, demure, squeamish, prudish, self-satisfied, hypocritical, pious, insincere, smug, stuffy, complacent, egotistical, faithful, zealous, sincere, fervent
- a smugly virtuous or sanctimonious person
- smug and sanctimonious
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