from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Affectedly sweet, good, or virtuous.
- n. One who is affectedly sweet, good, or virtuous.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A well-behaved person with no obvious human failings, with the possible exception of smugness and self-satisfaction
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Mawkishly or weakly good; exhibiting goodness with silliness.
- n. A person who is weakly, sentimentally, or affectedly good; a goody-goody person; -- sometimes used to refer to person who acts with good intentions but who bunglingly does more harm than good. The latter may sometimes be deprecatingly referred to as a goo-goo.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who behaves extremely well in order to please a superior
- adj. affectedly or smugly good or self-righteous
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And I didn't want him just to come across as a goody-goody.
"I'm not swayed by goody-goody later deeds," she says.
This time almost no announcer tried to play the goody-goody.
The drama began near the end of the live session with the governor and the two candidates who want to succeed him, as Lauer -- who demonstrated he knows absolutely NOTHING about politics -- shamelessly sought to play to the kumbaya crowd with a horseshit, goody-goody question.
The obssesion with boys eludes me a bit, b/c most of my overachieving friends were too busy w/schoolwork to get boycrazy (I was too shy and goody-goody).
I mean, just look at this goody-goody health rhetoric:
I gotta say, I've always thought of the Colts as the boring, goody-goody team in the league.
Tonkin calls Diana, who Faye has known since they were toddlers, the complete opposite of her and labels her the "goody-goody" of the group.
Add some “crazy” goody-goody nuns and things get hysterical!
(Erin's such the goody-goody which she has to transparent ieverything/i with Michael.)