There are 2 definitions of golly in English:

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Syllabification: gol·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈgälē
 
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(also by golly)

exclamation

informal dated
Used to express surprise or delight: “Golly! Is that the time?”
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  • 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, if you believe it, that's good enough for me.

Origin

late 18th century: euphemism for God.

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noun (plural gollies)

British informal
short for golliwog.

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