Definition of golly exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

golly

 exclamation
exclamation
BrE BrE//ˈɡɒli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɑːli//
 
(old-fashioned, informal)
 
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used to express surprise Golly, you're early! Word Origin late 18th cent.: euphemism for God (see god).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: golly

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