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golly

exclamation uk   /ˈɡɒl.i/ us    /ˈɡɑː.li/ old-fashioned informal
used to show surprise: Grandad might be 70 but he said he'd finish the marathon and, by golly, he did.

golly

noun [C] uk   /ˈɡɒl.i/ us    /ˈɡɑː.li/ old-fashioned informal
a golliwog
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