goody gumdrops

goody gumdrops

An expression of happiness or delight, typically from a child. "Goody, goody gumdrops" can also be used. We're going to the beach for the day? Goody gumdrops! Goody, goody gumdrops—Papa brought me a treat!
See also: goody

goody gumdrops

An expression of delight. “Goody gumdrops” and “Goody, goody gumdrops” were popularized in Carl Ed's 1930s Harold Teen cartoon strip, although whether Ed originated the phrases is unclear. “Gumdrops” referred to the candy, and the phrase's connotation was self-consciously cute, as if childish glee.
See also: goody
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