What does goody mean?

Definitions for goody
ˈgʊd igoody

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word goody.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dainty, delicacy, goody, kickshaw, treatnoun

    something considered choice to eat


  1. goodynoun

    A small amount of something good to eat.

  2. goodynoun

    Any small, usually free, item.

  3. goodynoun

    shortening of goodwife, a 17th century puritan honorific.

  4. goodynoun

    protagonist or hero

  5. goodyinterjection

    Used to indicate pleasure or delight.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Goodynoun

    A low term of civility used to mean persons.

    Etymology: corrupted from good wife.

    Soft, goody sheep, then said the fox, not so;
    Unto the king so rash ye may not go. Hubberd’s Tale.

    Swarm’d on a rotten stick the bees I spy’d,
    Which erst I saw when goody Dobson dy’d. John Gay, Pastorals.

    Plain goody would no longer down;
    ’Twas madam in her grogram gown. Jonathan Swift.


  1. goody

    A "goody" is an item or thing that is considered desirable, pleasant, or enjoyable. It is often used in reference to treats, gifts, or rewards, such as candies, sweets, or other pleasant surprises. Furthermore, it can also refer to a kind-hearted or amiable person.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Goodynoun

    a bonbon, cake, or the like; -- usually in the pl

  2. Goodynoun

    an American fish; the lafayette or spot

  3. Goodynoun

    goodwife; -- a low term of civility or sport

  4. Etymology: [Prob. contr. from goodwife.]


  1. Goody

    Goody is a brand of hair-styling products owned by Newell Rubbermaid. Goody Products, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is part of Newell Rubbermaid’s portfolio of personal care brands, and sells brushes, combs and other hair accessories. It won the American Beauty Association’s gold ABBIE award. Goody is sometimes considered unique among hair products because of its innovative accessory types. One of the collections Goody offers is the Ouchless collection, as it contains no metal connectors to snag hair. Another type is the Stay Put collection, as it contains rubber strands woven into the fabric designed to grip on to hair painlessly. The other collections include the ColourCollection, Elegant edge, Start Style Finish, StylingSolutions, So You, Girls, Styling Therapy, and the Mosaic Collection.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. GOODY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Goody is ranked #31960 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Goody surname appeared 722 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Goody.

    79.6% or 575 total occurrences were White.
    11.9% or 86 total occurrences were Black.
    5.6% or 41 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.2% or 9 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 6 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.6% or 5 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of goody in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of goody in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of goody in a Sentence

  1. Marjorie Schurman:

    I just said,' I can't shake this depression. I just feel so like I can't get up from playing spider solitaire,' he says,' I've got just the thing a prescription for you.' Oh, goody, one more pill.

  2. Mick Fleetwood:

    All of us... anyone that's been in Fleetwood Mac, as far as I've been aware, has been seemingly pretty well brought up by their parents: not goody two-shoes - God knows we weren't - but there was a level of civility that the lads in the band were aware of, what is over the brink of decency.

  3. Tampa Bay:

    Am I disappointed we didn’t get two points? I am, but if they were going to get two points away from us and Goody was going to score two, I can sleep at night because he meant the world to our organization.

  4. David Strayer:

    We can't all be goody two-shoes and sit in the car and do nothing, so maybe if it crowds out less safe behavior like texting that's good.

  5. Camille Kostek:

    I was like, ‘Oh, I’m not allowed to do that, I’m so sorry, he was like, ‘OK, [Rob] had a feeling you were a goody two-shoes and followed the rules.’ So he pulled out this crinkled-up name tag and on the back, it said ‘shhh’ with his phone number. And I just held onto it until I was ready to call him. He knew I was a rule follower, I love it.

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