Definition of "goody-goody" [good•y-good•y]

  • Affectedly sweet, good, or virtuous. (adjective)
  • One who is affectedly sweet, good, or virtuous. (noun)
  • A child's exclamation of pleasure and approval (exclamation)

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  • The hero in a film, book, etc (noun)
  • Something particularly pleasant to have or (often) to eat (noun)

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Use "goody-goody" in a sentence
  • "And I didn't want him just to come across as a goody-goody."
  • ""I'm not swayed by goody-goody later deeds," she says."
  • "This time almost no announcer tried to play the goody-goody."