AskDefine | Define goody

Dictionary Definition

goody n : something considered choice to eat [syn: dainty, delicacy, kickshaw, treat]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. used to indicate pleasure or delight


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

Extensive Definition

Goody, Goodies or Goody's may refer to:


  • Goody, an abbreviation of goodwife, a courtesy title of married women, formerly used where Misses (Mrs.) would be used today.
  • Goody (dessert) is an Irish pudding-like dish made by boiling bread in milk with sugar and spices. This dish is eaten on St. John's Eve.
  • Goody (brand) is a brand of hair-styling products owned by Newell Rubbermaid.
  • Jade Goody a British reality television star
  • Goody (computer game), a classic platformer arcade game from 1987, for the original IBM PC with CGA display, by the Spanish company Opera Soft
  • Goody or goodies, informal term for Confectionery or Candy



See also

goody in French: Goodies
goody in Polish: Goodies

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Tartuffian, Tartuffish, affected, ambrosia, better half, bonne bouche, canting, cate, choice morsel, common-law wife, concubine, dainty, delicacy, dessert, false, feme, feme covert, goodwife, goody-goody, helpmate, helpmeet, holier-than-thou, hypocritical, insincere, kickshaw, lady, manna, married woman, matron, mealymouthed, morsel, nectar, old lady, old woman, pharisaic, pietistic, pious, rib, sanctified, sanctimonious, savory, self-righteous, sniveling, squaw, tidbit, titbit, treat, unctuous, wedded wife, wife, woman
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