goody-two-shoes
adjective see Goody Two-shoes

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • goody-two-shoes — [good΄ē to͞o′sho͞oz΄] adj., n. 〚after Goody Two Shoes, heroine of a Brit children s story (1766)〛 Informal GOODY GOODY: also goody two shoes or Goody Two shoes * * * …   Universalium

  • goody-two-shoes — [good΄ē to͞o′sho͞oz΄] adj., n. [after Goody Two Shoes, heroine of a Brit children s story (1766)] Informal GOODY GOODY: also goody two shoes or Goody Two shoes …   English World dictionary

  • goody-two-shoes — goody goody UK / US or goody two shoes UK / US noun [countable] Word forms goody goody : singular goody goody plural goody goodies informal informal, showing disapproval someone who always tries to please people in authority …   English dictionary

  • goody two-shoes — A goody two shoes is a self righteous person who makes a great deal of their virtue …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • goody-two-shoes — ˌ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective or noun Usage: often capitalized G&T&S Etymology: after Goody Two Shoes, heroine of a children s story perhaps by Oliver Goldsmith died 1774 British author : goody goody * * * goody two shoes variant UK US …   Useful english dictionary

  • goody two-shoes — good′y two′ shoes or good′y two′ shoes n. pl. shoes, adj. (sometimes caps.) cvb goody goody • Etymology: after the title character of The History of Little Goody Two Shoes (1765), a nursery tale perh. written by Oliver Goldsmith …   From formal English to slang

  • Goody Two-shoes — noun Usage: often capitalized S Etymology: from Goody Two Shoes, heroine of a children s story perhaps by Oliver Goldsmith Date: 1934 a person who is goody goody; also a person who is uncommonly good • goody two shoes adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • goody two shoes — pl. goody two shoes. (sometimes caps.) a goody goody. [after the title character of The History of Little Goody Two Shoes (1765), a nursery tale perh. written by Oliver Goldsmith] * * * …   Universalium

  • goody two shoes — pl. goody two shoes. (sometimes caps.) a goody goody. [after the title character of The History of Little Goody Two Shoes (1765), a nursery tale perh. written by Oliver Goldsmith] …   Useful english dictionary

  • goody-two-shoes — /gʊdi ˈtu ʃuz/ (say goodee tooh shoohz) noun a child or other person well satisfied with being unusually good. {from a popular tale published in 1765, thought to have been written by Oliver Goldsmith, in which the heroine is an orphan girl who… …   Australian English dictionary

  • goody two-shoes — n. someone who tries to behave better than anyone else. (Also a term of address.) □ Well, goody two shoes, so you decided to come sit with us. □ I’m no goody two shoes. I just like to keep my nose clean …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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