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goody

1

or good·ie

[ good-ee ]
/ ˈgʊd i /
Informal.
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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).
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Origin of goody

1
First recorded in 1740–50; good + -y2, as noun suffix

Other definitions for goody (2 of 3)

goody2
[ good-ee ]
/ ˈgʊd i /

adjective

Origin of goody

2
First recorded in 1805–15; apparently good + -y2, with attenuating or pejorative value, probably influenced by goody two shoes

Other definitions for goody (3 of 3)

goody3
[ good-ee ]
/ ˈgʊd i /

noun, plural good·ies.
Archaic. a polite term of address for a woman of humble social standing.

Origin of goody

3
First recorded in 1550–60; good(wife) + -y2; cf. hussy
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British Dictionary definitions for goody (1 of 2)

goody1
/ (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

British Dictionary definitions for goody (2 of 2)

goody2
/ (ˈɡʊdɪ) /

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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