from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- interj. Used to express delight.
- n. Something attractive or delectable, especially something sweet to eat.
- n. Archaic A goodwife.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- interj. Used to indicate pleasure or delight.
- n. A small amount of something good to eat.
- n. Any small, usually free, item.
- n. shortening of goodwife, a 17th century puritan honorific.
- n. protagonist or hero
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Weakly or sentimentally good; affectedly good; -- often in the reduplicated form goody-goody.
- n. A bonbon, cake, or the like; -- usually in the pl.
- n. An American fish; the lafayette or spot.
- n. Goodwife; -- a low term of civility or sport.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. something considered choice to eat
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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