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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
jol′i, adj. merry: expressing or exciting mirth, jovial: comely, robust.—n. Jollificā′tion, a making jolly: noisy festivity and merriment.—adv. Joll′ily.—ns. Joll′iment (Spens.), merriment; Joll′ity, Joll′iness.—adv. Joll′y (coll.), uncommonly. [O. Fr. jolif, joli—Ice. jol, Yule.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
v. t., To "con" or "josh." JOLLY BOAT The Ship of State.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
This term is usually applied to a comely and corpulent person, but afloat it is a familiar name for a soldier.--Tame jolly, a militiaman; royal jolly, a marine.
British National Corpus
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Rank popularity for the word 'Jolly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4059
The numerical value of Jolly in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Jolly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of Jolly in a Sentence
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.
There are many reasons to be pessimistic about the campaign, the 'Out' campaign have jolly good arguments superficially... Big business is pathetic and cowardly.
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!
In fact, when I smoked, my brother used to always tell me that I was a kleptomaniac with all the lighters. But… I just take things. So yeah, I’ve stolen a lot, unconsciously. there was some gum, there was a Jolly Rancher I might have stolen, some Sweet Tarts. My favorite candy in all of time.
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