goody two shoes

goody two shoes

noun, plural goody two shoes. (sometimes initial capital letters)
a goody-goody.

Origin:
after the title character of The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes (1765), a nursery tale perhaps written by Oliver Goldsmith

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Main Entry:  goody two shoes
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  any person who will focuses on extreme good behavior in order to impress others, an extremely virtuous person; also called goody goody, also written goody-two-shoes
Usage:  derogatory
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goody two-shoes definition


  1. n.
    someone who tries to behave better than anyone else. (Also a term of address.) : I'm no goody two-shoes. I just like to keep my nose clean.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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