Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 03/29/18 Goldilocks

Goldilocks (noun, adjective)
goldilocks [gohl-dee-loks]


noun, plural goldilocks.
1. (used with a singular verb) a person with golden hair.

adjective
2. (usually initial capital letter) not being extreme or not varying drastically between extremes, especially between hot and cold: a Goldilocks economy that is neither overheated nor too cold to cause a recession; a goldilocks planet such as Earth.

See also Goldilocks zone.


Origin: 1540-50; obsolete goldy golden + lock+ -s; from the fairy tale Goldilocks and the Three Bears, in which the golden-haired Goldilocks rejects uncomfortable extremes, as porridge that is too hot or too cold

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