Definitions

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  • verb intransitive, dialectal To perambulate, usually town to town, collecting alms, gifts, or small gratuities before Christmas-time, usually on St. Thomas's Day.
  • verb transitive To make good; improve; better; perfect.
  • verb intransitive To become good.
  • verb intransitive To grow; improve; prosper.

Etymologies

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Back-formation from goodening, an alteration of gooding ("to receive goods or goodies"), believed to be derived from goody or perhaps a survival of Middle English goden, godien ("to make good, become good, endow with goods"), from Old English gōdian ("to improve, get better; make better; endow, enrich"). Alternative etymology derives this term from earlier hoodening, hodening perhaps a corruption of Woden ("Odin").

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From good +‎ -en. Compare Middle English goden, godien ("to make good, become good, endow with goods"), from Old English gōdian ("to improve, get better; make better; endow, enrich"). More at good.

Examples

  • I mark my horgan that our nexluck will be gooden twogain.

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  • I mark my horgan that our nexluck will be gooden twogain.

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  • Grabar gooden grandy for old almea-nium adamologists like Dariaumaurius and Zovotrimaserov — meravmerouvian; (dmzn!); she feel plain plate one flat fact thing and if, lastways firdstwise, a man alones sine anyon anyons utharas has no rates to done a kik at with anyon anakars about tutus milking fores and the rereres on the outerrand asikin the tutus to be forrarder.

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  • Mieliodories, that Doctor Faherty, the madison man, taught to gooden you.

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  • Hooking a dumbell between your feet is a gooden as well, but obviously only if your already cracking out a good number as it is.

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  • Hooking a dumbell between your feet is a gooden as well, but obviously only if your already cracking out a good number as it is. what a buff bunch we have here --- care to post some pictures for me to add to my * bank

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  • Hooking a dumbell between your feet is a gooden as well, but obviously only if your already cracking out a good number as it is. what a buff bunch we have here --- care to post some pictures for me to add to my * bank

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  • Hooking a dumbell between your feet is a gooden as well, but obviously only if your already cracking out a good number as it is. what a buff bunch we have here --- care to post some pictures for me to add to my * bank

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  • Hooking a dumbell between your feet is a gooden as well, but obviously only if your already cracking out a good number as it is. what a buff bunch we have here --- care to post some pictures for me to add to my * bank

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