goody
I. noun Etymology: alteration of goodwife Date: 1559 archaic a usually married woman of lowly station — used as a title preceding a surname II. noun or goodie (plural goodies) Date: 1756 1. something that is particularly attractive, pleasurable, good, or desirable 2. chiefly British one that is good; especially an opponent of the villain (as in a motion picture)

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  • Goody — Good y, a. Weakly or sentimentally good; affectedly good; often in the reduplicated form {goody goody}. [Colloq.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Goody — Good y, n.; pl. {Goodies}. 1. A bonbon, cake, or the like; usually in the pl. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) An American fish; the lafayette or spot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Goody — Good y, n.; pl. {Goodies}. [Prob. contr. from goodwife.] Goodwife; a low term of civility or sport. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • goody — ► NOUN (also goodie) (pl. goodies) informal 1) Brit. a good or favoured person, especially a hero in a story or film. 2) (goodies) tasty things to eat. ► EXCLAMATION ▪ expressing childish delight …   English terms dictionary

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