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Used to express surprise or delight.‘“Golly! Is that the time?”’
- ‘But by golly, if you believe it, that's good enough for me.’
- ‘Nevertheless, we had arrived in Paradise and by golly, was I excited.’
- ‘I think we're doing it but, by golly, you don't do that in six years.’
- ‘And by golly, all weekend long and for nearly the entirety of the coming week, we'll be basking underneath blue skies and 68-degree weather.’
- ‘But by golly, I am not old enough to start shaving my chin, yet.’
Late 18th century: euphemism for God.
- short for golliwog
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