goo-goo
goody-goody good"y-good"y, 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}. [Colloq.] [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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