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Goody two shoes

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on November 16, 2005

In Reply to: Goody two shoes posted by on November 16, 2005

: : Can you tell me the meaning and origin of the phrase "Goody two shoes"?

Just to add that "Goody" is actually a title. It's a worn-down form of the word "goodwife", which was used in the Middle Ages to address women who were respectable but not of high enough status to be addressed as "mistress" (the origin of present-day "Miss" and "Mrs"