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Meaning of "Holy Moley!" in the English dictionary

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WHAT DOES HOLY MOLEY! MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of Holy Moley! in the English dictionary

The definition of Holy Moley! in the dictionary is an exclamation indicating surprise or astonishment.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HOLY MOLEY!

Holy Grail
Holy Hour
Holy Innocents´ Day
Holy Island
Holy Joe
Holy Land
holy man
holy Mary
holy matrimony
holy men
holy of holies
Holy Office
holy oil
holy orders
holy picture
holy place
Holy Roller
Holy Roman Empire
holy rood
Holy Saturday

WORDS THAT END LIKE HOLY MOLEY!

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Synonyms and antonyms of Holy Moley! in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Holy Moley!» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HOLY MOLEY!

Find out the translation of Holy Moley! to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Holy Moley! from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Holy Moley!» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

圣莫利!
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Santo Moley !
570 millions of speakers

English

Holy Moley!
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पवित्र Moley !
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

مولى المقدس !
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Святой Moley !
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Santo Moley !
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পবিত্র মোলি!
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Saint Moley !
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Moley Suci!
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Heilige Moley !
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ホーリーモーリー!
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

성령 Moley !
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Suci Moley!
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Thánh Moley !
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புனித மோலி!
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पवित्र मोले!
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kutsal Moley!
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Santo Moley !
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Święty Moley !
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Святий Moley !
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Sfântul Moley !
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Ιερά Moley !
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Heilige Moley !
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Holy Moley !
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Holy Moley !
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Holy Moley!

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HOLY MOLEY!»

The term «Holy Moley!» is normally little used and occupies the 116.100 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HOLY MOLEY!» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «Holy Moley!» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «Holy Moley!» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Holy Moley!

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HOLY MOLEY!»

Discover the use of Holy Moley! in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Holy Moley! and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Speaking of Animals: A Dictionary of Animal Metaphors
Their selection for this euphemism was probably due to their familiarity and the initial C. ATWS. See also Hellcat. Compare Holy Cow; Holy Mackerel; Holy Moley . HOLY COW Holy cow! Amazing! Unbelievable! Source: COW. WNNCD: O.E. ...
Robert Allen Palmatier, 1995
2
Anastasia at Your Service
"Holy Moley," said her father. "Dad," said Anastasia angrily. She hated it when her father said Holy Moley. It was left over from his childhood, or some weird thing. "Sorry," said her father apologetically. "It was what Billy Batson, the young ...
Lois Lowry, 1982
3
The Ouroh Trilogy
They converged quickly on the sixty-five foot multihulled catamaran to parallel the smaller ship's course. “Ahoy there!” Holy Moley called to the catamaran as they overtook the smaller vessel. Chip Oley collapsed the necessary rigging to slow ...
Thomas D. Bryson, 2012
4
Patrick's Corner
Holy Redeemer was commonly referred to as "Holy Moley" by its students. By those of us raised with pidgin Irish speech patterns common in the family, it was more properly referred to as The Holy Moley. None of us knew how that particular  ...
Patrick, Sean
5
Hero Gets Girl!: The Life and Art of Kurt Schaffenberger
"Holy Moley!" From 1946 until Fawcett Publications cancelled its Captain Marvel line in 1953, Kurt Schaffenberger illustrated the exploits of Cap and company. Right: A panel from Whiz Comics #112 (1949). Above: A detail from Kurt's cover for ...
‎2003
6
A Dictionary of Catch Phrases
holocausts and holy causesneatly encapsulates 'Man's history' (Petch, 1978): since the latish 1940s. holy. See: moreholy. holocausts and holy causes holy. See:moreholy. [holy moley! SeeShazam! [holymoley! See Shazam! Ineligible because ...
Eric Partridge, 2003
7
Elegy
Holy Moley I'm A Dead Dude is a comedy aimed at a relatively young readership but it does reveal some interesting aspects of our view of death. First, ghosts are not privy to any special knowledge. Having an afterlife doesn't mean you know ...
David Kennedy, 2008
8
The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and ...
248, 1999 holy moley! used for expressing surprise UK, 1958 • Some communicated their astonishment with awkward exclamations: “Holey moley!” — Alexa Albert, Brothel, p. 18, 2001 holy moo cow! used as an expression of complete ...
Tom Dalzell, 2008
9
The Skin Commandments: 10 Rules to Healthy, Beautiful Skin
... his colleagues from the Department of Dermatology at the New York University School of Medicine offer an easy way to help you identify signs of melanoma. Think A-B-C-D. Got that? Good! We know that most skin cancers can. Holy Moley!
Tony Nakhla, 2011
10
NTC's Thematic Dictionary of American Slang
Holy cow, don't rush me! Holy mackerel! exclam. “Wow!” Holy mackerel! What a day! Holy mackerel! What's this? Holy moley! exclam. “Wow!” Holy moley! A whole quarter! Look, here's another one! Holy moley! Horsefeathers! exclam. “ Phooey!
Richard Spears, 1999

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Holy Moley! [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/holy-moley>. Jan 2022 ».
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