golly
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Usage note
“Golly”, as the short form for “golliwog” in the sense shown in 2), was used in the past, but is now considered offensive and having racist connotations.
golly(
ga
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li
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An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(used to express surprise or approval)
a. caramba
Golly, this sure is a tasty milkshake!¡Caramba, esta sí que es una rica malteada!
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2.
A word or phrase that is gravely offensive and taboo in all contexts (e.g. nigger, cunt).
(extremely offensive)
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(doll) (United Kingdom)
a. el muñeco negro de trapo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Gordon was appalled to see that they were selling gollies at the toy shop.Gordon quedó horrorizado al ver que todavía vendían muñecos negros de trapo en la juguetería.
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golly
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (fam old-fashioned)
a. ¡caramba!
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golly [ˈɡɒlɪ]
interjection
(Britain)(also by golly) ¡caramba!
and by golly, he's done it too! ¡vaya si lo ha hecho!; ¡anda que lo ha hecho!
golly [ˈɡɒlɪ]
noun
(Britain)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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