What is another word for goody two shoes?

69 synonyms found


[ ɡˈʊdi tˈuː ʃˈuːz], [ ɡˈʊdi tˈuː ʃˈuːz], [ ɡ_ˈʊ_d_i t_ˈuː ʃ_ˈuː_z]

How to use "Goody two shoes" in context?

There's a metaphor inextricably entwined with the word "goody": something nice and proper, which someone might wear to fit in or to project an image of being a good person. But the 18th century term "goody" didn't just originate from its current definition. The earliest written mention of the term is from 1658, when it was used to describe a young girl or woman who behaves or dresses in a way that is excessively proper and naive.

The term "goody two shoes" likely arose from this definition.

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