American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- interj. Used to express delight.
- n. Something attractive or delectable, especially something sweet to eat.
- n. Archaic A goodwife.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Weakly good in morals or religion; characterized by good intentions or pious phrasing without vital force; pious but futile; nambypamby: often reduplicated, goody-good, goody-goody.
- n. A sweetmeat; a bonbon: most frequently used in the plural.
- n. A term of civility applied to women in humble life: as, goody Dobson.
- n. In some colleges, a woman who makes beds, sweeps, and takes general care of students' rooms.
- n. The spot or lafayette, a sciænoid fish, Liostomus xanthurus: more fully called Cape May goody.
- interj. Used to indicate pleasure or delight.
- n. A small amount of something good to eat.
- n. Any small, usually free, item.
- n. obsolete shortening of goodwife, a 17th century puritan honorific.
- n. protagonist or hero
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. colloq. A bonbon, cake, or the like; -- usually in the pl.
- n. (Zoöl.) An American fish; the lafayette or spot.
- n. Goodwife; -- a low term of civility or sport.
- adj. colloq. Weakly or sentimentally good; affectedly good; -- often in the reduplicated form
- n. something considered choice to eat
- Shortening and alteration of goodwife. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And when she remembered how _glad_ she'd been to see the first snow, how she and little Mark had run to the window to see the first flakes, and had hollered, Oh goody, _goody!”
“Go to Source Watch and what I call the goody bag of corporate research.”
“Ronnie Campbell, a north-eastern MP, was most disobliging about Branson, whom he described as a "goody two-shoes" who might very well ditch the north-east and move the operation to London, or even offshore.”
“She hated do-gooders, those she called the goody-goodies, but her own goodness surrounded her like a tangible, and visible magnetic field.”
“Marjorie put on that little important air which sometimes made her brothers and sisters call her goody-goody.”
“Dr. Cutler's team took pains to keep their activities hidden from what one of the researchers described as "goody organizations that might raise a lot of smoke.”
“Dr. Cutler's team took pains to keep its activities hidden from what one of the researchers described as "goody organizations that might raise a lot of smoke.”
“By ensuring those repairs are energy efficient, they can become eligible for what Shafi calls a "goody" of a tax credit.”
“I'm still choking on the idea of goody bags for all the guests, but apparently, parents the world over are suffering from older-kid-birthday-party-competition in larger cities and at the hands of richer parents.”
“The day before Christmas break, my daughter arrived with another "goody" bag filled with junk.”
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