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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 ...

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Jan 11, 2013 ... Holy moley, people, where in the world did the expression holy moley come from anyway? We've hunted the history and background down on this expression so you don't have to wonder any more!

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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.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 ...

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Holy moley! Posted by ESC on July 04, 2000. In Reply to: Phrase posted by Bev Glass on July 04, 2000. : Where did the phrase "holy mole" (mo-lee) come from and what does it mean? There's a whole list of "holy" expressions under " Goddam, Darn, and Oh Perdition!" in "I Hear America Talking" by Stuart Berg Flexner (Von ...

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Holy-moly. Posted by Bruce Kahl on May 29, 2003. In Reply to: Holy-moly posted by jeff on May 29, 2003. : could someone please tell me what holy-moly means and what moly is. holy cow. Also, holy mackerel or Moses or moly or smoke. An exclamation of surprise, astonishment, delight, or dismay, as in Holy cow, I forgot  ...

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Aug 26, 2014 ... This Slang page is designed to explain what the meaning of holy moly is. The slang word / phrase / acronym holy moly means... . Online Slang Dictionary. A list of slang words and phrases, idioms, jargon, acronyms, and abbreviations.