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goody

noun \ ˈgu̇-dē \

Definition of goody

archaic
:a usually married woman of lowly station used as a title preceding a surname

Origin and Etymology of goody

alteration of goodwife


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goody

noun
variants: or goodie

Definition of goody

plural goodies
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)

First Known Use of goody

1756



GOODY Defined for Kids

goody

noun \ ˈgu̇-dē \

Definition of goody for Students

plural goodies
1 :something especially good to eat
2 :something desirable
  • Toys, games, and other goodies are on sale.


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