goody definition

  • interjection:
    • always express delight.
    • Used to suggest satisfaction or delight.
  • noun:
    • Something attractive or delectable, specially anything nice for eating.
    • Archaic The goodwife.
    • a tiny bit of one thing good to eat.
    • Any tiny, generally free, item.
    • shortening of goodwife, a 17th century puritan honorific.
    • protagonist or hero
    • A bonbon, dessert, or even the want; -- usually within the pl.
    • An American seafood; the lafayette or spot.
    • Goodwife; -- a decreased term of civility or recreation.
    • A sweetmeat; a bonbon: most often used in the plural.
    • A term of civility applied to women in simple life: as, goody Dobson.
    • in certain universities, a female which makes bedrooms, sweeps, and takes general proper care of students' areas.
    • The spot or lafayette, a sci├Žnoid seafood, Liostomus xanthurus: more totally known as Cape May goody.
    • anything considered choice for eating
  • adjective:
    • Weakly or sentimentally great; affectedly great; -- often when you look at the reduplicated form goody-goody.
  • others:
    • Weakly good in morals or religion; described as good objectives or pious phrasing without vital power; pious but futile; nambypamby: often reduplicated, goody-good, goody-goody.

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