Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun A sweetmeat; a bonbon: most frequently used in the plural.
  • noun A term of civility applied to women in humble life: as, goody Dobson.
  • noun In some colleges, a woman who makes beds, sweeps, and takes general care of students' rooms.
  • noun The spot or lafayette, a sciænoid fish, Liostomus xanthurus: more fully called Cape May goody.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective colloq. Weakly or sentimentally good; affectedly good; -- often in the reduplicated form goody-goody.
  • noun colloq. A bonbon, cake, or the like; -- usually in the pl.
  • noun (Zoöl.) An American fish; the lafayette or spot.
  • noun Goodwife; -- a low term of civility or sport.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • interjection Used to indicate pleasure or delight.
  • noun A small amount of something good to eat.
  • noun Any small, usually free, item.
  • noun obsolete shortening of goodwife, a 17th century puritan honorific.
  • noun protagonist or hero

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

  • noun something considered choice to eat

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Examples

  • 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!

    The Brimming Cup

  • Go to Source Watch and what I call the goody bag of corporate research.

    The Greenwash Brigade: May 2008 Archives

  • Go to Source Watch and what I call the goody bag of corporate research.

    Seventh Generation's greenwashing trifecta | The Greenwash Brigade | Marketplace from American Public Media

  • 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.

    A rocky ride in the Commons for bank sale | Simon Hoggart's sketch

  • She hated do-gooders, those she called the goody-goodies, but her own goodness surrounded her like a tangible, and visible magnetic field.

    The Satan Bug

  • She hated do-gooders, those she called the goody-goodies, but her own goodness surrounded her like a tangible, and visible magnetic field.

    The Satan Bug

  • She hated do-gooders, those she called the goody-goodies, but her own goodness surrounded her like a tangible, and visible magnetic field.

    The Satan Bug

  • Marjorie put on that little important air which sometimes made her brothers and sisters call her goody-goody.

    The Children of Wilton Chase

  • 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."

    NYT > Home Page

  • 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."

    NYT > Home Page

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  • Also opposite of baddy.

    January 21, 2008