goody Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “goody” in the English Dictionary

"goody" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈɡʊd.i/ informal

goody noun (PLEASANT THING)

[C usually plural] an ​object that ​peoplewant or ​enjoy, often something ​nice to ​eat: All the ​children were given a ​bag of goodies - ​mostlysweets and ​toys.

goody noun (PERSON)

[C] UK someone, ​especially in a ​film or ​story, who is good: It's one of those ​films where you don't ​know until the last ​moment who are the goodies and who are the ​baddies.


uk   us   /ˈɡʊd.i/ informal or child's word
used to show ​pleasure: Oh goody! Chocolate ​cake.
(Definition of goody from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"goody" in American English

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goodynoun [C usually pl]

 us   /ˈɡʊd·i/ infml

goody noun [C usually pl] (FOOD)

something ​pleasant to ​eat, such as a ​piece of ​candy


 us   /ˈɡʊd·i/

goody exclamation (EXPRESSION)

used, esp. by ​children, to show ​pleasure: Oh goody! Chocolate ​cake.
(Definition of goody from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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