A goody is a special treat, especially one you can eat. Sometimes kids judge the quality of a birthday party by the goody bag they leave with.

When you're a kid, a highlight of other people's birthday parties is the goody bag, a gift of small toys and edible treats. If you celebrate Christmas, you probably get goodies in your stocking, and for Easter some lucky children receive baskets full of goodies. Goody, which since the 18th century has meant "something tasty," can also be used as an exclamation meaning "hooray:" "Oh goody, it's the ice cream man!"

Definitions of goody

n something considered choice to eat

dainty, delicacy, kickshaw, treat
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choice morsel, tidbit, titbit
a small tasty bit of food
savory, savoury
an aromatic or spicy dish served at the end of dinner or as an hors d'oeuvre
confection, sweet
a food rich in sugar
ambrosia, nectar
(classical mythology) the food and drink of the gods; mortals who ate it became immortal
gelatin, jelly
an edible jelly (sweet or pungent) made with gelatin and used as a dessert or salad base or a coating for foods
bone marrow, marrow
very tender and very nutritious tissue from marrowbones
calf's-foot jelly
a savory jelly made with gelatin obtained by boiling calves' feet
candy and other sweets considered collectively
preserved or candied fruit
a sweetened delicacy (as a preserve or pastry)
candy, confect
a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
a British sweet made with molasses and butter and almonds
chewing gum, gum
a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing
candied apple, candy apple, caramel apple, taffy apple, toffee apple
an apple that is covered with a candy-like substance (usually caramelized sugar)
center, centre
the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering
candy containing a fruit or nut
maraschino, maraschino cherry
cherry preserved in true or imitation maraschino liqueur
colored beads of sugar used as a topping on e.g. candies and cookies
gelatin dessert
jellied dessert made with gelatin and fruit juice or water
savory jelly based on fish or meat stock used as a mold for meats or vegetables
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aliment, alimentation, nourishment, nutriment, nutrition, sustenance, victuals
a source of materials to nourish the body

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