Definition of "golly" []

  • Used to express mild surprise or wonder. (interjection)
  • An exclamation of mild surprise or wonder (exclamation)

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Use "golly" in a sentence
  • "And there was Look & Learn magazine, which ran colour reprints of an old comic serial called The Trigan Empire (I recently rediscovered it online, and my golly is it a bit ... well, 'dodgy' would be the kindest word)."
  • "But hidden inside the golly is time bomb which is set to explode at ten the following morning."
  • "Despite her toothy, innocent image -- she still says "golly" -- Osmond has made a 35-year career of survival."