(also by golly)
exclamation• informal • dated
- Used to express surprise or delight: “Golly! Is that the time?”More example sentences
- 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.
late 18th century: euphemism for God.