MEANING: adjective: Just right; a happy medium; optimal; not at either extreme.

ETYMOLOGY: After Goldilocks, a golden-haired girl in the fairy tale “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”. In the story, she visits a bear house and chooses Baby Bear’s chair, bed, and porridge because they are just right. Papa Bear’s porridge is too hot, Mama Bear’s too cold, for example. Earliest documented use: 1949. The story was first published in 1837. The earliest documented use in the literal sense of the word is from 400 years earlier.

GOLDILOOKS - King Midas' glance

GOLF i LOCKS - Lesson 1: secure your equipment between rounds

GOLDILOCHS - the Scottish lakes glow in light of the summer-evening sun