goody two-shoes

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goody two-shoes

n. pl. goody two-shoes Informal
A goody-goody.

[After the title character in The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes, , a nursery tale perhaps by Oliver Goldsmith.]


n., pl. -good•ies,
adj. n.
1. a person who is self-righteously, affectedly, or cloyingly good or virtuous.
2. of or like a goody-goody.
[1870–75; reduplication of goody2]
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