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Definition of the noun goody

What does goody mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: goodies

  1. something considered choice to eat

Alternative definition of the noun goody


  1. A small amount of something good to eat.
  2. Any small, usually free, item.
  3. [obsolete] shortening of goodwife, a 17th century puritan honorific.

Other definitions of goody

What does goody also mean?


  1. Used to indicate pleasure or delight.


  1. Goody a.k.a. Matthew Goode: Matthew William Goode is an English actor. His notable films include Chasing Liberty, Match Point, Imagine Me and You, Brideshead Revisited, Watchmen, A Single Man, Leap Year, and Stoker. In 2014, he joined the cast of the CBS legal drama The Good Wife as Finn Polmar.
  2. Goody a.k.a. Paul Goodison: Paul Martin Goodison MBE is an English sailor.
  3. Goody a.k.a. Goodman Ace, born Goodman Aiskowitz, was an American humourist, radio writer and comedian, television writer, and magazine columnist.
  4. Goody a.k.a. Stephen Goodman is an actor.

There are other people with in their name, like Bob Goody, Kim Goody, Mr. Goody, Alex Goody, Jack Goody, Jade Goody, Joan Goody, Goody Rosen, Laila Goody, Sarah Goody and many others.


Goody is a brand of hair-styling products owned by Newell Rubbermaid.


Goody is a fictional character from the 2012 film Vamps.


"Goody" is a classic platformer arcade game developed by Gonzalo "Gonzo" Suárez and released in 1987 by the Spanish company Opera Soft.

  • mode: Single-player video game
  • designer: Gonzalo Suárez
  • developer: Gonzalo Suárez
  • genres: Platform game, Action game, Strategy video game, Arcade game
  • publisher: Opera Soft
  • released in (29 years ago)


Goody a.k.a. Goody, Kentucky: Goody is an unincorporated community in Pike County, Kentucky, United States. Their post office closed in August 1996.


Goody is an Irish dessert-like dish made by boiling bread in milk with sugar and spices. This dish is eaten on St. John's Eve.


Goody is a website.

Phrases with Goody

  1. Goody Bag
  2. goody-goody
  3. Goody Gumdrops
  4. Goody Two Shoes

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Goody

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Google previewJane Austen and Children (2010)

by David Selwyn

Goody is a model ofpatience and Christian self- denial ...

Google previewThe Works of Shakespeare in Seven Volumes (1733)

by William Shakespeare

Goody is an Epithet carries no very great Compliment with it and Neftor seems here to be § Deference to Agamemnon's State and Preheminence. The old ks ...

Google previewRED SEA SCROLLS (2014)

by Trebor St. Dragon

Goody is a visiting professor of the Libertarian Theological Institute and is recognized as a spokesman for positive thinking of Christian belief throughout the Western world. Secondly, is Dwight Exxon Spickabull, an outspoken critic of ...

Google previewDictionary of American Children's Fiction, 1960-1984 (1986)

Recent Books of Recognized Merit by Alethea Helbig, Agnes Perkins

GOODY HALL (Babbitt*, Natalie, ill. author, Farrar, 1971), light mystery novel set in the nineteenth century in a village some one hundred miles ...

Google previewDictionary of Phrase and Fable (1900)

Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions, and Words that Have a Tale to Tell by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Goody is good-wife, Chaucer's good- lel'c : as, Goody Dobsou. Good-woman means the mistress of the house, contracted sometimes into gommer. as good- man is into gomman. (#•»• GOODMAN.) Goody Blake. A poor old wonmn who was ...

Google previewHeinemann English Dictionary (2001)

by Martin Manser

goodie goodie noun > GOODY. goodish adjective fairly good or fairly big. good- looking adjective having an attractive face. goodly adjective (goodlier; goodliest) an old word for large or pleasant. good-natured adjective having a pleasant ...

Google previewThe Christmas Encyclopedia, 3d ed. (2001)

by William D. Crump

While your Saintship waxes holy, year by year, and roly-poly, Blessed by all the lads and lassies in the limits of the land, While your toes at home you're toasting, then poor Goody must go posting Out to plant and prune and garner, where our ...

Google previewDictionary of Visual Discourse (2016)

A Dialectical Lexicon of Terms by Barry Sandywell

Goody, J., ed., Literacy in Traditional Societies (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1968). Goody, J., The Domestication of the Savage Mind ( Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1977). Goody, J., The Interface Between the Written ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

Goody, n.s. Corrupted from good wife. A low term of civility used to mean persons . Soft, goody sheep, then said the fox, not so; Unto the king so rash you may not go.

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Quotes about Goody

I'm kind of in between a goody-goody and a rebel. I'm not bad, but I'm not good either. I'm a little crazy. (Michelle Wie)
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Scrabble value of G2O1O1D2Y4

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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