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goody1

or goodie

[goo d-ee] /ˈgʊd i/ Informal.
noun, plural goodies.
1.
Usually, goodies. something especially attractive or pleasing, especially cake, cookies, or candy.
2.
something that causes delight or satisfaction:
A record collector played some goodies for me on his phonograph.
interjection
3.
good (used to express childish delight).
Origin of goody1
1750-1760
1750-60; good + -y2, as noun suffix

goody2

[goo d-ee] /ˈgʊd i/
adjective
Origin
1805-15; apparently good + -y2, with attenuating or pejorative value, probably influenced by goody two shoes

goody3

[goo d-ee] /ˈgʊd i/
noun, plural goodies.
1.
Archaic. a polite term of address for a woman of humble social standing.
Origin
1550-60; good(wife) + -y2; cf. hussy
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  • Half a crown, goody Grope said, was the least she could be content to take.

    The Parent's Assistant Maria Edgeworth
  • So instead she threw her arms around him and said, "Oh goody, goody!"

    Pee-wee Harris Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • "Stop your chattering, goody Cray-Fish," said the reed-warbler.

    The Pond Carl Ewald
  • What fun you must have had with that old chap goody, and his daughter.

    Australia Revenged Boomerang
  • "Go on," said Hal, encouragingly, as goody stopped and hesitated.

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British Dictionary definitions for goody

goody1

/ˈɡʊdɪ/
interjection
1.
a child's exclamation of pleasure and approval
noun (pl) goodies
2.
short for goody-goody
3.
(informal) the hero in a film, book, etc
4.
something particularly pleasant to have or (often) to eat See also goodies

goody2

/ˈɡʊdɪ/
noun (pl) goodies
1.
(archaic or literary) a married woman of low rank: used as a title: Goody Two-Shoes
Word Origin
C16: shortened from goodwife
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Word Origin and History for goody
n.

also goodie, "something tasty," 1745, from good (adj.) + -y (2); adj. use for "sentimentally proper" is 1830 (especially in reduplicated form goody-goody, 1871). As an exclamation of pleasure, by 1796. Goody also used since 1550s as a shortened form of goodwife, a term of civility applied to a married woman in humble life; hence Goody Two-shoes, name of heroine in 1760s children's story who exulted upon acquiring a second shoe.

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Slang definitions & phrases for goody

goodie

modifier

: Then I got out my goodie bag

noun

  1. goody-goody
  2. A special treat; something nice to eat: a huge basket of goodies (1940s+)
  3. Something nice; a pleasant feature; something very desirable: headlight with a middle beam, the goodie you've been waiting for/ The local population took to the goodies of Western culture with avidity (1940s+)
  4. (also good guy) Someone on the side of virtue and decency, in contrast with a villain: It's much easier to make a girl a baddie than a goodie (1930s+ Motion pictures)

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