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goody-goody

[goo d-ee-goo d-ee] /ˈgʊd iˈgʊd i/
noun, plural goody-goodies.
1.
a person who is self-righteously, affectedly, or cloyingly good.
adjective
2.
self-righteously or cloyingly good; affecting goodness.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; reduplication of goody2
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British Dictionary definitions for goodygoody

goody-goody

noun (pl) -goodies
1.
a smugly virtuous or sanctimonious person
adjective
2.
smug and sanctimonious
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Slang definitions & phrases for goodygoody

goody-goody

modifier

: what might have been agoody-goody role (1871+)

noun

A prim and ostentatiously virtuous person: I'm not a mammy boy nor a goody-goody (1873+)


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