goody

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n goody something considered choice to eat
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Goody A bonbon, cake, or the like; -- usually in the pl.
    • Goody (Zoöl) An American fish; the lafayette or spot.
    • n Goody Goodwife; -- a low term of civility or sport.
    • a Goody Weakly or sentimentally good; affectedly good; -- often in the reduplicated form goody-goody.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • goody 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 goody A sweetmeat; a bonbon: most frequently used in the plural.
    • n goody A term of civility applied to women in humble life: as, goody Dobson.
    • n goody In some colleges, a woman who makes beds, sweeps, and takes general care of students' rooms.
    • n goody The spot or lafayette, a sciænoid fish, Liostomus xanthurus: more fully called Cape May goody.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Goody good-wife: good-woman: probably formed from good-wife
    • adj Goody mawkishly good: weakly benevolent or pious—also Good′y-good′y
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Idioms

Goody two-shoes - A goody two-shoes is a self-righteous person who makes a great deal of their virtue.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. contr. from goodwife,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gód; closely akin to Dut. goed, Ger. gut, Ice. góðr, Goth. gods.

Usage

In literature:

Tom had never liked Philip, so it was easy for him to think the worst of the goody-goody young man.
"Madge Morton's Victory" by Amy D.V. Chalmers
We must have that or our teaching will be rightly regarded as 'goody-goody', and be of little real use.
"Standards of Life and Service" by T. H. Howard
I have to go and see old Goody Dempster before tea.
"The Captain's Bunk" by M. B. Manwell
He was such a goody-goody at school that she didn't care much for him.
"Fireside Stories for Girls in Their Teens" by Margaret White Eggleston
I am glad to get away from those tiresome goody-goodies.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
I'm not goody-goody, at all.
"Reels and Spindles" by Evelyn Raymond
Only a child's goody-goody tale?
"A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2" by George Saintsbury
There was no one quite so tiresome as a goody-goody.
"Marjorie Dean" by Pauline Lester
And pile Tiny Timmie's plate tumble-high with goodies!
"Glory and the Other Girl" by Annie Hamilton Donnell
And they goozle comfortably at her, like Goody Vereker.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
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In poetry:

"Please will you take me then
To look at the mill?"
"Yes," she said, "because you are
So very good–I will."
"Willy and His Sister" by Kate Greenaway
Two-Shoes, Two-Shoes,
So grew Goody Two-Shoes!
First a maiden, comely, sweet;
Then a woman, wise, discreet;
Called now, as a courtesy,
Little Mrs. Margery.
"Goody Two-Shoes" by Clara Doty Bates
Two-Shoes, Two-Shoes,
Lady Goody Two-Shoes!
Tom it is, come home once more!
Even now he's at the door,
Rich and grand as any king--
Come to bless the wedding ring!
"Goody Two-Shoes" by Clara Doty Bates
O Lady Mary, I have bought
A candle, as the good priest taught.
I only had one penny, so
Old Goody Jenkins let it go.
It is a little bent, you see.
But Oh, be merciful to me!
"Sancta Maria, Succurre Miseris" by Amy Lowell
Two-Shoes, Two-Shoes,
Eager Goody Two-Shoes!
When the magic art she knew,
She planned to help poor children too;
And those who had no chance to learn
Their letters, she would teach in turn.
"Goody Two-Shoes" by Clara Doty Bates
Little Red Riding-hood, every day,
Whatever the weather, shine or storm,
To see her grandmother tripped away,
With a scarlet hood to keep her warm,
And a little mantle, soft and gay,
And a basket of goodies on her arm.
"Little Red Riding-Hood" by Clara Doty Bates

In news:

Godsmack frontman Sully Erna has posted a three-minute trailer online that lists all of the goodies that will be included in the box set for his upcoming solo live DVD, Avalon Live.
Here's a look at some of the holiday goodies Urbanite craves.
Sweet Earth also distributes wraps, burritos and soups, among other goodies, to markets, grocery stores and cafes in Northern California.
Last week Zazueta and Newhouse visited the Rancho Cucamonga Walmart and purchased $1,300 worth of goodies for kids.
You can spend hours in the kitchen attempting to make homemade baked goods or spend money on store bought goodies.
Marketers are asking hundreds for Hostess goodies.
It has a nice collection of special feature goodies, episodes that will leave viewers snorting with laughter and anxiously waiting for it to return this fall.
Many senior citizens generally walk, have coffee and often some other goodies each morning.
Sandy Springs residents may finally see the beginnings of a downtown area if the city council approves the Boston-based planning firm Goody Clancy's final plan for the city center .
Heritage Auctions-Beverly Hills' latest vintage movie posters auction has a few goodies for "Star Wars" fans.
That 5.7-inch color touchscreen can control the device, as well as display goodies like album artwork, Facebook and Twitter, weather, content from connected PCs, and much more.
NEW YORK Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Wednesday will officially launch a mail subscription service, called Goodies, that enables shoppers to discover new foods from home.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Wednesday will officially launch a mail subscription service, called Goodies, that enables shoppers to discover new foods from home.
Santa will give out goody bags to the children and Heller will sing holiday songs.
The newly launched surge suppression line features patent-pending technology designed to protect all of your AV goodies from surges—which can seriously damage your investment.
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In science:

Green function estimates in a goodified environment Before proceeding to analyze environments where bad regions are present, we consider first “goodified” transition kernels gd (cid:16) ˆΠ(cid:17), c.f. (4.8).
Multiscale analysis of exit distributions for random walks in random environments
Recall the Green function ˜GL of the goodified environment, introduced above Lemma 4.5.
Multiscale analysis of exit distributions for random walks in random environments
Let Πg L denote the exit distribution ΠL from VL with the environment replaced by the goodified environment.
Multiscale analysis of exit distributions for random walks in random environments
As in Section 4.4, this will be achieved by an appropriate estimate on the Green function in a “goodified” environment.
Multiscale analysis of exit distributions for random walks in random environments
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