Holy Molly /houli mouli/

Today Irene asked what “Holy Molly” was. It’s just an expression like “Oh my!” or “Gosh”. People can also spell it like this today: “holy moley” or “hoy moley”.

This info comes from wikipedia /wiki-pIdie/

Etymology

c. 1892 as a euphemism for “Holy Mary“, Molly being a nickname for Mary.

Interjection

holy moley!

  1. (idiomatic, dated, humorous or euphemistic) An expression of surprise  [quotations ▼]

Synonyms

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