holy moly

[ moh-lee ]
/ ˈmoʊ li /

interjection Slang.

(used as an exclamation to express surprise or astonishment.)

Nearby words

  1. holy joe,
  2. holy lamb,
  3. holy land,
  4. holy mackerel,
  5. holy mary,
  6. holy moses,
  7. holy mother,
  8. holy mysteries,
  9. holy of holies,
  10. holy office

Origin of holy moly

moly coined as rhyming twin to holy, on the model of holy cow, holy smoke, etc.

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