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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Moly

Holy Moly, often known as "HM", was an entertainment website based in the UK and had similarities to Popbitch, Anorak and B3ta. It published (often mocking) gossip items related to celebrities, notably Amy Winehouse, Sienna Miller, Britney Spears, Tom Cruise and Paris Hilton. The website's scoops were often copied in ...

en.wiktionary.org/wiki/holy_moley

English[edit]. Alternative forms[edit]. holy moly. Etymology[edit]. c. 1892 as a euphemism for "Holy Mary", Molly being a nickname for Mary. Compare holy Moses. Interjection[edit]. holy moley! (idiomatic, dated, humorous or euphemistic) An expression of surprise quotations ▽. 1892, Nathaniel Gould, Running it off; or, Hard ...

www.word-detective.com/2011/03/holy-moley

Mar 28, 2011 ... I'm actually rather shocked that the OED doesn't even mention “holy moly.” I even looked under the alternate spelling “moley,” and came up with a British slang term meaning “A potato in which razor blades are embedded, used as a weapon. ” I'm almost sorry I looked. One other reference source that is ...

www.dictionary.com/browse/holy-moly

1. (used as an exclamation to express surprise or astonishment.) Origin of holy moly. Expand. moly coined as rhyming twin to holy, on the model of holy cow, holy smoke, etc. Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018. Cite This Source. Examples from the Web for holy ...

www.quora.com/What-is-the-origin-of-the-phrase-holy-moly

Whenever I hear this mild oath it reminds me of Captain Marvel (the DC version), of which this was his favorite exclamation of surprise: Note the spelling: it is moley, not moly. But this aside, according to the Word Detective website. [there is solid evidence that this] was in was already widely in use in the late 1920s as a ...

idiomation.wordpress.com/2013/01/11/holy-moley

Jan 11, 2013 ... While it's true that gods are thought of as being holy and that moly was used by Homer that it was implied that the two go together, however, the two weren't used together in any of Homer's poems. Idiomation can only say that the first use of the expression holy moly or holy moley we were able to confirm ...

www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/5/messages/581.html

Jul 4, 2000 ... As a characteristic exclamation of 'Captain Marvel,' hero of a series of comic books begun 1940, first written by C.C. Beck; perh. reflecting 'moly' 'magic herb in Greek mythology', in allusion to the invocation of mythological figures as a source of the character's powers; perh. euphem. and rhyming alt. of 'holy ...

www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=holy%20moly

a term often used instead of and meaning "holy shit" either by a young person in front of there parents to avoid getting an ass whooping or by a young person in front of peers as a term of surprise, shock.

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May 20, 2005 ... Holy Moly - the meaning and origin of this phrase.