honest-to-goodness

[ on-ist-tuh-goo d-nis ]
/ ˈɒn ɪst təˈgʊd nɪs /

adjective

real or genuine.

adverb

really, truly, or genuinely.

Nearby words

  1. honest,
  2. honest broker,
  3. honest injun,
  4. honest john,
  5. honest to god,
  6. honestly,
  7. honesty,
  8. honesty box,
  9. honesty is the best policy,
  10. honewort

Also hon·est-to-God [on-ist-tuh-god] /ˈɒn ɪst təˈgɒd/.

Origin of honest-to-goodness

First recorded in 1915–20

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for honest-to-goodness