from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- interj. Used to express delight.
- n. Something attractive or delectable, especially something sweet to eat.
- n. Archaic A goodwife.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- interj. Used to indicate pleasure or delight.
- n. A small amount of something good to eat.
- n. Any small, usually free, item.
- n. shortening of goodwife, a 17th century puritan honorific.
- n. protagonist or hero
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A bonbon, cake, or the like; -- usually in the pl.
- n. An American fish; the lafayette or spot.
- n. Goodwife; -- a low term of civility or sport.
- adj. Weakly or sentimentally good; affectedly good; -- often in the reduplicated form goody-goody.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Weakly good in morals or religion; characterized by good intentions or pious phrasing without vital force; pious but futile; nambypamby: often reduplicated, goody-good, goody-goody.
- n. A sweetmeat; a bonbon: most frequently used in the plural.
- n. A term of civility applied to women in humble life: as, goody Dobson.
- n. In some colleges, a woman who makes beds, sweeps, and takes general care of students' rooms.
- n. The spot or lafayette, a sciænoid fish, Liostomus xanthurus: more fully called Cape May goody.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. something considered choice to eat
Shortening and alteration of goodwife.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)