Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • interj. Used to express mild surprise or wonder.

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  • n. Abbreviation of golliwog:
  • n. A galosh.

Etymologies

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Alteration of God.

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Euphemism for God, dating from the 18th century. Possibly a compaction of “God′s body”.

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From golliwog.

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Nonstandard diminutive of galosh.

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Possibly from Goliath. This definition is lacking an etymology or has an incomplete etymology. You can help Wiktionary by giving it a proper etymology.

Examples

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  • "Hack up a golly" sounds disturbing as it is, but after those examples...

    October 25, 2012

  • A couple of those Wiktionary entries are disturbing (and I don't mean the one about chewing gum).

    October 25, 2012

  • As in "Good Golly, Miss Molly!".

    January 21, 2007