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Definition of the noun goody-goody

What does goody-goody mean as a name of something?


  1. a person who behaves extremely well in order to please a superior

Alternative definition of the noun goody-goody


  1. A well-behaved person with no obvious human failings, with the possible exception of smugness and self-satisfaction

Definition of the adjective goody-goody

What does goody-goody mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. affectedly or smugly good or self-righteous


  1. "Goody-goody" a.k.a. "Goody Goody" is a 1936 popular song composed by Matty Malneck, with lyrics by Johnny Mercer.
  2. "Goody-goody" a.k.a. "Goody Goody" is the first single from the album True to Life, released by hip-hop and freestyle singer Lisette Melendez in 1993.

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Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang (2003)

by Eric Partridge

goody-goody . Occ. a n. (ca 1872) but gen. an adj. (1871). Both coll in sense of a weakly or sentimentally good person. 2. See GOODY, n., last sense. goodyear!, what a or the .

Google previewDictionary of Contemporary Slang (2009)

by Tony Thorne

incriminating information, evidence goody-goody, goody-two-shoes n an offensively virtuous or diligent person. The second phrase is more often heard in the USA; it derives from the ...

Google previewTwo is a Company. Dictionary of Pair Idioms. Два сапога пара. Словарь парных идиом (2017)

by Лариса Шитова

Goody-goody – паинька Someone who tries too hard to please people in authority, especially teachers or parents: Sandra's a real goody-goody – always doing extra homework and arriving early to lessons. (The) Great and the good ( humor) ...

Google previewSchirmer's Complete Rhyming Dictionary (2010)

by Paul Zollo

glumly glutinously gluttonously gluttony gnarly gnawingly GNP goalie goatee Gobi goby godlessly godly goldenly golly goodie goodly goody goody-goody gooey goofy gooseberry goosey goosy gorgeously gorily Gorki gory gossipy gothically ...

Google previewThe Standard Dictionary of English Slang

A religious hypocrite, also Goody-goody, and used as an adf. in this ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2002)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

listed at ood1 oodsman \udz-man\ woodsman backwoodsman, ombudsman oody1 \iid-ë\ broody, Judi, Judie, Judy, moody, Rudy, Trudy oody2 \ùd-ë\ cuddy, goody, hoody, woody goody-goody oody3 \ad-ë\ see uddy1 ooer \й-ar\ see ewer' ...

Google previewDictionary of Phrase and Fable (1905)

Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions, and Words that Have a Tale to Tell by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Goody-goody. Very religious or moral, but with no strength of mind or independence of ...

Google previewSleeping with the Dictionary (2002)

by Harryette Mullen

Gaga, Gigi, glug-glug, go-go, goody-goody, googoo, grisgris. Haha, harhar, hear hear, heehee, hey hey, hip-hip, hoho, Hsing-Hsing, hubba-hubba, humhum. is is, It'sIts. JarJar, Jo Jo, juju. Kiki, knock knock, Koko, Kumkum. Lala, Lili, Ling-Ling ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (1996)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

pietistic, religiose 1 0 goody-goody, left- handed, moralistic 1 1 dissembling, double-faced 1 2 ambidextrous, double-minded, mealymouthed, pecksniffian, smooth-spoken 13 double-dealing, doublehearted, double-tongued, sanctimonious, ...

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I'm kind of in between a goody-goody and a rebel. I'm not bad, but I'm not good either. I'm a little crazy. (Michelle Wie)
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