Golly definition

gŏlē
Used to express mild surprise or wonder.
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Used to express surprise, wonder, etc.: orig. a euphemism for God.
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Abbreviation of golliwog:
  • A type of black rag doll.
  • (offensive, ethnic slur) Any dark skinned person.
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(Australia, juvenile) To spit; to force up phlegm from one's throat.
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(Australian slang, juvenile) Saliva or phlegm.

Hack up a golly.

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(euphemistic) God! [From 1775.]
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(UK) A galosh.
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(Australian slang, juvenile) Chewing gum.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
golly
Plural:
gollies

Origin of golly

  • Alteration of God

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Euphemism for God, dating from the 18th century. Possibly a compaction of “God′s body”.

    From Wiktionary

  • Nonstandard diminutive of galosh.

    From Wiktionary

  • Possibly from Goliath.

    From Wiktionary

  • From golliwog.

    From Wiktionary