Main definitions of goody in English

: goody1goody2

goody1

(also goodie)

Pronunciation /ˈɡo͝odē/ /ˈɡʊdi/

noungoodies

informal
  • usually goodiesSomething attractive or desirable, especially something tasty or pleasant to eat.

    • ‘Besides the trophy, the winning team walked away with attractive goodies, gift and discount coupons sponsored by various organisations.’
    • ‘We just spoiled them rotten, always finding them tasty goodies to add to their regular food.’
    • ‘Brigid Mooney and Evelyn Shaw served a lovely tea with lots of tasty seasonal goodies.’
    • ‘They also have a keen interest in eating tasty goodies, almost without restriction.’
    • ‘Afternoon tea is served just before the game drive, with all the tasty goodies being baked in the camp kitchens.’
    • ‘She wasn't a totally overweight woman; just a bit plump from all the snacks and goodies she constantly ate throughout the day.’
    • ‘The Christmas penny jar will buy more food and drink than we could possibly consume over the holiday and there aren't any goodies I truly fancy finding in my stocking.’
    • ‘The buffet had all kinds of platters of goodies and snacks set out over it for the party.’
    • ‘Loaded with all the goodies, the loaves of zucchini bread came out tasty as ever, even if this time it substantially deviated from the original.’
    • ‘My ideal Christmas was curling up in front of an open fire, nibbling goodies from a selection box, after a meal of turkey and stuffing followed by Christmas pudding.’
    • ‘Treated to bags of pampering goodies and a morning tea, Lesley said it was nice to be thanked and to have the chance to talk to people who understand what she's going through.’
    • ‘The first prize in the Christmas draw is a large Christmas hamper with numerous other prizes of Christmas goodies.’
    • ‘Later as they left the park the children were treated to some refreshments and goodies which made their day.’
    • ‘After everyone had had time to sample the goodies and see the displays there was a final treat.’
    • ‘The gas station was a tiny one-room job, with a counter in the corner and shelves of goodies filling the rest of the space.’
    • ‘As usual we had our normal snacks after as Paul Kraft supplied the goodies for the week.’
    • ‘She thanked the parents who provided goodies for the cake sale and to Kathleen and Michael Ryan Luke who lent their goat, Angela, to the school for the presentation.’
    • ‘Home-made cakes and other goodies will be on sale but the fun only starts there as there will be games to play, videos and books to buy, a raffle with fabulous prizes and face painting.’
    • ‘He's believed to have settled on a ring from Tiffany, having showered his bride-to-be with goodies from the exclusive jewellers many times before.’
    • ‘Afterwards there was wine and more goodies before everyone dispersed into the cold November night, well fortified with delicious food and feeling great!’
    delicacy, tasty morsel, dainty, fancy, confection, bonne bouche, luxury, treat

exclamation

  • Expressing childish delight.

    ‘goody, we can have a party’
    • ‘And to my surprise and delight he looked upset, goody.’
    • ‘When the tutor said, ‘Next week we're drawing shells,’ at the end of the last session, I thought, ‘Oh goody, that will be easy.’’
    • ‘Ooh goody, let's have them kiss and make up - as a scoop for us!’
    • ‘‘Oh, goody,’ Em clapped her hands together flatly.’
    • ‘‘Oh, goody, I get to ask the obvious question,’ said Amy.’
    • ‘‘Oh goody,’ Alison huffs when she finds her partner.’
    • ‘‘Oh goody,’ she muttered sarcastically ‘look, another brain to make me feel stupid.’’
    • ‘‘Oh goody,’ he said, dropping Kally and sweeping towards Jade.’
    • ‘‘Oh goody,’ Basil said, and stalked away to where Randall was.’
    • ‘‘Oh, goody,’ she said sarcastically, and sat back down in her chair.’
    • ‘‘Oh goody,’ Sandra clapped happily but was still eyeing me carefully.’
    • ‘‘Oh, goody,’ you said flatly, and stared at the Cheerios box opposite you.’
    • ‘‘Oh goody,’ Holly jumped down from her bed and scampered out of the room.’
    • ‘A note slipped in from LeeAnne, goody: hmm, planning a weekend get-together.’
    • ‘Oh, goody, another mystery: I simply cannot wait to find out what is going on!’
    • ‘Oh, goody, Maxine is on her way and this gives me a chance to talk to her.’
    • ‘Oh, goody, Maxine the wolf Redfield is on her way toward my table and this gives me a chance to talk to her.’
    • ‘Goody, goody, we get to fight them over there, so we don't have to fight them here.’
    • ‘‘Oh, goody,’ Kate muttered under her breath, but luckily Emily didn't hear her.’
    • ‘No more sea bass, no more haddock, and - oh, goody - lots of coley.’

Pronunciation

goody

/ˈɡo͝odē/ /ˈɡʊdi/

Main definitions of goody in English

: goody1goody2

goody2

Pronunciation /ˈɡo͝odē/ /ˈɡʊdi/

noungoodies

archaic
  • (often as a title prefixed to a surname) an elderly woman of humble station.

    ‘the tale of Goody Blake and Harry Gill’

Origin

Mid 16th century pet form of goodwife; compare with hussy.

Pronunciation

goody

/ˈɡo͝odē/ /ˈɡʊdi/