goldilocks

[gohl-dee-loks]
noun, plural goldilocks.
(used with a singular verb) a person with golden hair.

Origin:
1540–50; obsolete goldy golden + lock2 + -s3

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goldilocks (ˈɡəʊldɪˌlɒks)
 
n
1.  a Eurasian plant, Aster linosyris (or Linosyris vulgaris), with clusters of small yellow flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
2.  See also buttercup a Eurasian ranunculaceous woodland plant, Ranunculus auricomus, with yellow flowers
3.  (sometimes capital) a person, esp a girl, with light blond hair
4.  (modifier; sometimes capital) not prone to extremes of temperature, volatility, etc: a goldilocks planet; a goldilocks economy
 
[(for sense 4): C20: from the fairy tale Goldilocks and the Three Bears, in which the heroine prefers the porridge that is neither too hot nor too cold]

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Goldilocks
name for a person with bright yellow hair, 1550, from adj. form of gold + lock in the hair sense. The story of the Three Bears first was printed in Robert Southey's miscellany "The Doctor" (1837), but the central figure there was a bad-tempered old
woman. Southey did not claim to have invented the story, and older versions have been traced, either involving an old woman or a "silver-haired" girl (though in at least one version it is a fox who enters the house). The naming of the girl as Goldilocks is only attested from c.1904.
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