Goody-goody Good"y-good`y, a. Mawkishly or weakly good; exhibiting goodness with silliness. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Goody Goody — is a 1936 popular song composed by Matty Malneck, with lyrics by Johnny Mercer.Benny Goodman and his Orchestra (with vocalist Helen Ward) recorded this song. Frankie Lymon performed this song live on television on several occasions, including in… …   Wikipedia

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