Definition of holy in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈhəʊli

adjective (holier, holiest)

  • 2 dated or • humorous Used in exclamations of surprise or dismay: holy smoke!
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    • But holy smoke, are their doughnuts amazing or what?
    • So he had to be pretty sharp and he fell in love with a girl who he thought he was going to spend a weekend with, it happened to a lot of people, holy God, he was hooked.
    • And I knew immediately, holy heavens, we are under attack.


Old English hālig, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch and German heilig, also to whole.

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