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
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Definition of Golly
1. used as a mild oath [interj]
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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. ..."