One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
adjectiveIrish English, Yorkshire, English Regional, Scottish, Northern
1Originally Scottish. Of good or pleasing appearance; handsome, beautiful, good-looking.
2Of a good quality or high standard; splendid, excellent, fine; = "goodly". Now Scottish.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in The Complaynt of Scotland. From good + -like.
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