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gol·ly

 (gŏl′ē)
interj.
Used to express mild surprise or wonder.

[Alteration of God.]

golly

(ˈɡɒlɪ)
interj
an exclamation of mild surprise or wonder
[C19: originally a euphemism for God]

golly

(ˈɡɒlɪ)
n, pl -lies
informal Brit short for golliwog

golly

(ˈɡɒlɪ)
vb, -lies, -lying or -lied
to spit
n, pl -lies
a gob of spit
[C20: altered from gollion a gob of phlegm, probably of imitative origin]

gol•ly

(ˈgɒl i)

interj.
(used as a mild exclamation expressing surprise, wonder, puzzlement, or the like.)
[1840–50; euphemistic alter. of God]

golly


Past participle: gollied
Gerund: gollying

Imperative
golly
golly
Present
I golly
you golly
he/she/it gollies
we golly
you golly
they golly
Preterite
I gollied
you gollied
he/she/it gollied
we gollied
you gollied
they gollied
Present Continuous
I am gollying
you are gollying
he/she/it is gollying
we are gollying
you are gollying
they are gollying
Present Perfect
I have gollied
you have gollied
he/she/it has gollied
we have gollied
you have gollied
they have gollied
Past Continuous
I was gollying
you were gollying
he/she/it was gollying
we were gollying
you were gollying
they were gollying
Past Perfect
I had gollied
you had gollied
he/she/it had gollied
we had gollied
you had gollied
they had gollied
Future
I will golly
you will golly
he/she/it will golly
we will golly
you will golly
they will golly
Future Perfect
I will have gollied
you will have gollied
he/she/it will have gollied
we will have gollied
you will have gollied
they will have gollied
Future Continuous
I will be gollying
you will be gollying
he/she/it will be gollying
we will be gollying
you will be gollying
they will be gollying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gollying
you have been gollying
he/she/it has been gollying
we have been gollying
you have been gollying
they have been gollying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gollying
you will have been gollying
he/she/it will have been gollying
we will have been gollying
you will have been gollying
they will have been gollying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gollying
you had been gollying
he/she/it had been gollying
we had been gollying
you had been gollying
they had been gollying
Conditional
I would golly
you would golly
he/she/it would golly
we would golly
you would golly
they would golly
Past Conditional
I would have gollied
you would have gollied
he/she/it would have gollied
we would have gollied
you would have gollied
they would have gollied
Translations

golly

2 (o.f.) [ˈgɒlɪ] EXCL (Brit) (also by golly) → ¡caramba!
and by golly, he's done it too!¡vaya si lo ha hecho!, ¡anda que lo ha hecho!

golly

[ˈgɒli] exclmince alors !
by golly! → bon sang!

golly

2
interj (inf)Menschenskind (inf)

golly

[ˈgɒlɪ]
1. excl
a. golly! Have you seen the time!santo cielo! Hai visto che ora è?
golly, I didn't know he was an expert! → perbacco, non sapevo fosse un esperto!
b.per Giove
he said he'd do it, and by golly he's succeeded → ha detto che l'avrebbe fatto e, per Giove, ci è riuscito!
2. n = golliwog
References in classic literature ?
Shuttleworthy had a sad habit of swearing, although he seldom went beyond "Od rot me," or "By gosh," or "By the jolly golly,") -- "Od rot me," says he, "if I don't send an order to town this very afternoon for a double box of the best that can be got, and I'll make ye a present of it, I will
The doctor drew a deep breath and then said, "By golly, I believe you've got it.
Unsurprisingly, those on the up include iPhone, YouTube, massively, and awesome, while fading fast are mucking, crossword, golly, cassette, permed and ta-ra.
Their hit songs include 'Betcha by Golly Wow,' 'You'll Never Get to Heaven If You Break My Heart' and 'Stop, Look, Listen.
A WIRRAL charity has apologised after a golly was displayed in a window at one of its shops.
Seeing a golly always made me smile because they have great big smiles sewn on to their faces.
Marc Wilson What the hell has happened to them, I used to love them ask a kid but they are far from what they used to be Richard Warner I'm so oooooo going xxRhian Regulski Man was told it was racist to try to sell rare Golly badge on eBay What about Noddy do they think all white people are like him ha ha what a load of rubbish, so many more problems in the world than a simple little badge, i always collected them off the jam labels and also have hundreds of other badges that have cost PS1 each for charity, is that wrong also?
Between them, Golly and Burton look after 20 units, where the 17 full-time animators could be tasked with anything from re-fleecing one of the flock, laying out teeny tablecloths at model restaurants, or papering the wall of a miniature train station with a poster advertising a restorative cup of Gulpa Coffee - or perhaps a tempting new phone deal from Sir Chat A Lot.
ALABAMA (CyHAN)- Scientists using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter found a fresh meteor-impact crater, and by golly it's big.
Green Golly & her Golden Flute is a children's picturebook with an accompanying, 57-minute music CD "Green Golly audio", a Parents' Choice Gold Award winner.
Eight horses -- Jucy Pickins, Quick Sand PW, Golly Bret, By Golly Its Hot, Sand DE Wind, La Jest A Flash, PJ Miss Zuby and Ordination -- will be starting off in this Listed race, trying to win a slice of the $20,000 (Dh73,462) prize money on offer.
THE controversial Golly character that has adorned jam jars for the past 91 years has finally been dumped by its producers, Robertson's, it was announced yesterday.