Goody Two-shoes

noun, often capitalized S
\ ˈgu̇-dē-ˈtü-ˌshüz How to pronounce Goody Two-shoes (audio) \

Definition of Goody Two-shoes

: a person who is goody-goody also : a person who is uncommonly good

Other Words from Goody Two-shoes

goody-two-shoes \ ˈgu̇-​dē-​ˈtü-​ˌshüz How to pronounce Goody Two-shoes (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of Goody Two-shoes

1843, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Goody Two-shoes

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

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“Goody Two-shoes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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