What word was contracted to coin the
goody in the phrase Goody Two-Shoes
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The phrase Goody
Two-Shoes denotes a pious person; it
was derived from the name of the title character in the book
The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes
[Evidently the book has just
been optioned as a Home Box Office mini-series starring Mary Hart.]
The term Goody is
a shortened form of Goodwife, a 16th century
equivalent of Mrs..
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