golly

interjection
gol·​ly | \ ˈgä-lē How to pronounce golly (audio) \

Definition of golly

used as a mild oath or to express surprise usually used in the phrase by golly

First Known Use of golly

1775, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for golly

euphemism for God

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“Golly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/golly. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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golly

interjection

English Language Learners Definition of golly

old-fashioned used to express mild surprise

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