Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. A European plant (Aster linosyris) having narrow sessile leaves and dense corymbs of small, bright yellow, discoid flower heads.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person with golden hair, especially a girl with long hair.
  • n. A goldilocks aster, Aster linosyris.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as goldylocks.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A species of buttercup.
  • n. A book-name for cultivated species Chrysocoma, composite plants from South Africa, with heads of yellow flowers.
  • n. The Linosyris vulgaris, a native of Europe, resembling goldenrod, with small heads of yellow flowers.
  • n. The filmy fern, Hymenophyllum Tunbridgense.
  • n. The moss Polytrichum commune.
  • n. See goldilocks.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. early-flowering perennial of southern and southeastern Europe with flower heads resembling those of goldenrod

Etymologies

Middle English goldi, golden (from gold, gold; see gold) + locks, pl. of lock2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
See gold and lock. Goldilocks is a traditional children's story and its protagonist. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • What will be interesting to see if they prefer McCain the wolf over Obama when goldilocks is out of the picture. tinisoli

    Exit polls: Nearly half in both states say Wright an issue

  • The Turkish lira strengthened and bond yields fell Monday, as markets digested what some economists called a "goldilocks" outcome in Turkish elections.

    Markets Welcome Turkish Vote Result

  • Admit it, you took the 'goldilocks' economy for granted and didn't maximize the opportunities.

    Grant Cardone: Sales is Miracle Cure to Sick Economy

  • This weekend at the coast he decided to try a ponytail as a way of not having his (in the words of drum-teacher Mike) "goldilocks" falling over his shoulders and confusing the wait-staff.

    September 12th, 2006

  • During the "goldilocks" era, which started in the early 1990s and ended a couple of years ago, deregulation, globalization and accelerating productivity growth helped central banks to keep consumer prices in check.

    Globalized Inflation

  • The "goldilocks" scenario that has been supporting global financial markets is fully discounted.

    The Goldilocks Economy

  • CPI, is expected to climb faster than the "goldilocks" rate of 2% of the last few years (1% currently), and standards of living are expected to suffer as general prices rise faster than incomes.

    Minyanville

  • I've written quite a bit over the past year about what I call Obama's "goldilocks" and "one from column A and one from column B" approach to governance.

    Hullabaloo

  • How are you enjoying that Bush "goldilocks" economy of cheap money and e-z credit?

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • So keeping inflation at a "goldilocks" temperature - not too hot and not too cold - is the name of the game.

    LewRockwell.com

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  • Wingnuts.

    August 9, 2008

  • Ursula!

    August 9, 2008

  • If I had gold hair, I could have my large gaylocks!

    August 9, 2008

  • If I were a goldilocks, I could have my own large, hairy gay man!

    August 9, 2008

  • Oh my god. *is so overjoyed*

    If only I were a large, hairy, gay man, I could have my own goldilocks!!

    August 9, 2008

  • Just hit "google definitions". First definition.

    August 9, 2008