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[gohl-dee-loks] /ˈgoʊl diˌlɒks/

noun, plural goldilocks.
(used with a singular verb) a person with golden hair.
(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 .
noun (functioning as sing)
a Eurasian plant, Aster linosyris (or Linosyris vulgaris), with clusters of small yellow flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
a Eurasian ranunculaceous woodland plant, Ranunculus auricomus, with yellow flowers See also buttercup
(sometimes capital) a person, esp a girl, with light blond hair
(modifier; sometimes capital) not prone to extremes of temperature, volatility, etc: a goldilocks planet, a goldilocks economy

name for a person with bright yellow hair, 1540s, from adj. form of gold + lock in the hair sense. The story of the Three Bears first was printed in Robert Southey’s miscellany “The Doctor” (1837), but the central figure there was a bad-tempered old woman. Southey did not claim to have invented the story, and older versions have been traced, either involving an old woman or a “silver-haired” girl (though in at least one version it is a fox who enters the house). The identification of the girl as Goldilocks is attested only from c.1875.


[second sense fr the folk tale Goldilocks and the Three Bears]


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    [gohld-muh n] /ˈgoʊld mən/ noun 1. Edwin Franko [frang-koh] /ˈfræŋ koʊ/ (Show IPA), 1878–1956, U.S. composer and bandmaster. 2. Emma, 1869–1940, U.S. anarchist leader, born in Russia.

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