Golly



[gol-ee] /ˈgɒl i/

interjection, Informal.
1.
(used as a mild exclamation expressing surprise, wonder, puzzlement, pleasure, or the like.)
/ˈɡɒlɪ/
interjection
1.
an exclamation of mild surprise or wonder
/ˈɡɒlɪ/
noun (pl) -lies
1.
(Brit, informal) short for golliwog
/ˈɡɒlɪ/
verb -lies, -lying, -lied
1.
to spit
noun (pl) -lies
2.
a gob of spit

euphemism for God, first recorded 1775, in a source that refers to it as “a sort of jolly kind of oath, or asseveration much in use among our carters, & the lowest people.”

interjection

A mild exclamation of surprise, dismay, pleasure, etc; gosh: Golly, Mom, did you really win it?

[1775+; a euphemism for God]

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