Antedating of "goody-goody" adj. 1867

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Mon Feb 16 03:59:47 UTC 2004

M-W and OED have 1871.

Using newspaperarchive:

23 Dec. 1867 _Edinburgh(Scotland) Evening Courant  6/1

(a book review)

<<This story seems to have been written as a sort of practical protest against the "goody-goody" style of children's books with which the public taste has for some years been satiated.>>


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