holy moly

USAGE NOTE
This phrase may also be written "holy moley."
holy moly
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
interjection
1.
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)
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g., joint, john).
(slang)
(general)
a. a la pipeta
Holy moly! Look at that girl! She is a fox!¡A la pipeta! ¡Mira a esa chica! ¡Es una linda piba!
b. chihuahua
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
You ate six hamburgers? Holy moly!¿Comiste seis hamburguesas? ¡Chihuahua!
c. que lo parió
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
It took me ten hours to file everything. - Holy moly! That's a lot of paperwork.Me llevó diez horas archivarlo todo. - ¡Qué lo parió! Es mucho papeleo.
d. qué lo tiró
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
I have lost 80 pounds. - Holy moly! Good for you, buddy!He perdido 80 libras. - ¡Qué lo tiró! ¡Bien por ti, amigo!
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