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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Used to express surprise or delight

Usage examples (33)
  • (Oh, golly, is that bit about bad sitcoms and good books true, or what?
  • The "golly", which began life in America, has proved controversial in the past.
  • Maybe my Nan, long ago, who said things like 'golly' and 'goodness' all the time.
  • The paper says her writings were revamped in August with phrases such as "golly", "rather" for more
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  • By "golly"! (an exclamation of surprise) there is a "gully" (a cut in land caused by water) that we cannot get across!
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