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Goody Two–shoes

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noun, often capitalized S \ˈgu̇-dē-ˈtü-ˌshüz\

Definition of Goody Two–shoes

  1. :  a person who is goody-goody; also :  a person who is uncommonly good

goody–two–shoes adjective


Origin of goody two–shoes

from Goody Two-Shoes, heroine of a children's story perhaps by Oliver Goldsmith


First Known Use: 1934

Rhymes with goody two–shoes


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