- real or genuine.
- really, truly, or genuinely.
Origin of honest-to-goodness
Related Words for honest to godreal, genuine, heartfelt, outspoken, trustworthy, earnest, candid, serious, forthright, true, solid, positive, actual, credible, satisfying, persuasive, convincing, plausible, reasonable, conceivable
honest to God
Also, honest to goodness or Pete; honest Injun. Truly, really, as in Honest to God, I didn't know it was yours, or Honest to goodness, we had exactly the same experience, or I promise I'll finish in time, honest to Pete, or Honest Injun, I didn't take your wallet. These colloquial assertions date from about 1900, except for honest Injun, dating from the late 1800s and today considered offensive.