goody

noun (1)
\ ˈgu̇-dē How to pronounce goody (audio) \

Definition of goody

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

goody

noun (2)
variants: or goodie
plural goodies

Definition of goody (Entry 2 of 2)

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)

Synonyms for goody

Synonyms: Noun (2)

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First Known Use of goody

Noun (1)

1559, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1756, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for goody

Noun (1)

alteration of goodwife

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“Goody.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goody. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for goody

goody

noun
\ ˈgu̇-dē How to pronounce goody (audio) \
plural goodies

Kids Definition of goody

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

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