goody etymology

English word goody comes from English good, English -y

Detailed word origin of goody

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
good English (eng) (intransitive, now, chiefly, _, dialectal) To benefit; gain.. (intransitive, now, chiefly, _, dialectal) To make improvements or repairs.. (intransitive, now, chiefly, _, dialectal) To thrive; fatten; prosper; improve.. (reflexive, now, chiefly, _, dialectal) To flatter; congratulate oneself; anticipate.. (transitive, now, chiefly, _, dialectal) To do good to (someone); benefit; cause to [...]
-y English (eng) Forming abstract nouns denoting a state, condition, or quality.. Used in the name of some locations which end in -ia in Latin. Forming diminutive nouns. Also used for familiar and pet names as a term of endearment. Added to nouns and adjectives to form adjectives meaning “having the quality of”.. Added to verbs to form adjectives meaning "inclined to".
goody English (eng) (Ireland) Pudding made by boiling bread in milk with sugar and spices.. (informal) A small amount of something good to eat.. (informal) Any small, usually free, item.. (informal) Protagonist or hero.. (obsolete) goodwife, a 17th-century puritan honorific.. An American fish, the lafayette or spot. Used to indicate pleasure or delight.

Words with the same origin as goody

Descendants of good
anyone gospel one someone un wan yan yearn yen
Descendants of -y
andy apply bags bunny creepy dummy funny handy healthy heavy kitty mommy pretty pussy risky rocky rusty scary sexy shitty skinny sonny tiny tony woody