goodyship

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

goody +‎ -ship

Noun[edit]

goodyship (uncountable)

  1. (dated, humorous) The state or quality of a goody or goodwife.
    • 1663-78, Samuel Butler, Hudibras: In Three Parts. Written in the Time of the Late Wars. Edinburgh: Printed for R. Clark, P. Anderson, & A. Brown, 1784. Part I, Canto 3, lines 517–518. [1]
      The more shame for her goodyship, / To give so near a friend the slip.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for goodyship in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)