Main meanings of golly in English

: golly1golly2

golly1

Pronunciation /ˈɡɒli/

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exclamation

informal
  • Used to express surprise or delight.

    • ‘Golly! Is that the time?’
    • ‘I think we're doing it but, by golly, you don't do that in six years.’
    • ‘And by golly, all weekend long and for nearly the entirety of the coming week, we'll be basking underneath blue skies and 68-degree weather.’
    • ‘But by golly, if you believe it, that's good enough for me.’
    • ‘But by golly, I am not old enough to start shaving my chin, yet.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, we had arrived in Paradise and by golly, was I excited.’

Origin

Late 18th century euphemism for God.

Main meanings of golly in English

: golly1golly2

golly2

Pronunciation /ˈɡɒli/

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nounplural noun gollies

informal British
short for golliwog