Goody Two-shoes

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

Definition of Goody Two-shoes 

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

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goody-two-shoes \ˈgu̇-dē-ˈtü-ˌshüz \ 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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