Meaning of “golly” in the English Dictionary

"golly" in British English

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gollyexclamation

uk /ˈɡɒl.i/ us /ˈɡɑː.li/ old-fashioned informal

gollynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɡɒl.i/ us /ˈɡɑː.li/ old-fashioned informal

a golliwog

(Definition of “golly” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"golly" in American English

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gollyexclamation

us /ˈɡɑl·i/ infml

used to express surprise, or to emphasize what you are saying:

"He broke his arm and he’ll be out for weeks." "Golly, that’s terrible."

(Definition of “golly” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)