Definitions for jollyˈdʒɒl i
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word jolly
a happy party
jolly boat, jolly(adj)
a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work
gay, jocund, jolly, jovial, merry, mirthful(verb)
full of or showing high-spirited merriment
"when hearts were young and gay"; "a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth; "the jolly crowd at the reunion"; "jolly old Saint Nick"; "a jovial old gentleman"; "have a merry Christmas"; "peals of merry laughter"; "a mirthful laugh"
kid, chaff, jolly, josh, banter(adverb)
be silly or tease one another
"After we relaxed, we just kidded around"
reasonably, moderately, pretty, jolly, somewhat, fairly, middling, passably(adverb)
to a moderately sufficient extent or degree
"pretty big"; "pretty bad"; "jolly decent of him"; "the shoes are priced reasonably"; "he is fairly clever with computers"
a pleasure trip or excursion
To amuse or divert.
Full of high and merry spirits; jovial.
full of life and mirth; jovial; joyous; merry; mirthful
expressing mirth, or inspiring it; exciting mirth and gayety
of fine appearance; handsome; excellent; lively; agreeable; pleasant
Origin: [Prob. fr. Jolly, a.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
v. t., To "con" or "josh." JOLLY BOAT The Ship of State.
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'jolly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4059
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
This was not some jolly jape that went awry. For once, we did nothing wrong.
We have to explain to people from other cultures that the jolly and frisky attitude during our Carnival is not a sign of sexual openness.
I wish I loved the Human Race; I wish I loved its silly face; I wish I liked the way it walks; I wish I liked the way it talks; And when I'm introduced to one I wish I thought What Jolly Fun!
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