Definition of Golly

1. Interjection. (euphemistic) God! (defdate From 1775.) ¹



2. Noun. (abbreviation of golliwog dot=:) ¹

3. Noun. (U.K.) A galosh. ¹

4. Verb. (Australia juvenile) To spit; to force up phlegm from one's throat. “'''golly'''”, entry in '''1984''', Eric Partridge, ''A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English'', 8th edition, reprinted 2000, [ %22golliwogs%22+partridge+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=oe5iT9-UHrG5iAfduI30BQ&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false page 483]. ¹

5. Noun. (Australian slang juvenile) Chewing gum. ¹

6. Noun. (Australian slang juvenile) Saliva or phlegm. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Golly

1. used as a mild oath [interj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Golly

goller
gollered
gollering
gollers
gollied
gollies
golliwog
golliwogg
golliwoggs
golliwogs
gollop
golloped
golloping
gollops
gollumish
golly (current term)
gollying
gollywog
gollywogs
goloe-shoe
goloe-shoes
golomyanka
golomyankas
golosh
goloshe
goloshed
goloshes
goloshing
golp
golpe

Literary usage of Golly

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1. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"By-chop (old), an illegitimate child. By George ! a vulgar ejaculation. By golly! a mild oath. AB (common), a brothel. The term arises from the fact that ..."

2. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1888)
"golly I golly ! " absently to himself, and did not even notice her departure. ... golly ! oh, Jehoshaphat ! " he cried, throwing up his arms wildly. ..."

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