What does jolly mean?

Definitions for jolly
ˈdʒɒl ijol·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jollynoun

    a happy party

  2. jolly boat, jollyadjective

    a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work

  3. gay, jocund, jolly, jovial, merry, mirthfulverb

    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"

  4. kid, chaff, jolly, josh, banteradverb

    be silly or tease one another

    "After we relaxed, we just kidded around"

  5. reasonably, moderately, pretty, jolly, somewhat, fairly, middling, passablyadverb

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. jollynoun

    a pleasure trip or excursion

  2. jollyverb

    To amuse or divert.

  3. jollyadverb

    very, extremely

  4. jollyadjective

    Full of high and merry spirits; jovial.

Wikipedia

  1. Jolly

    Happiness, in the context of mental or emotional states, is positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. Other forms include life satisfaction, well-being, subjective well-being, flourishing and eudaimonia.Since the 1960s, happiness research has been conducted in a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including gerontology, social psychology and positive psychology, clinical and medical research and happiness economics.

ChatGPT

  1. jolly

    Jolly generally refers to a state of being cheerful, merry, happy, or in high spirits. It can also refer to something that brings joy, amusement, or is pleasantly entertaining. This term is often associated with a lively and outgoing personality or friendly behavior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jolly

    full of life and mirth; jovial; joyous; merry; mirthful

  2. Jolly

    expressing mirth, or inspiring it; exciting mirth and gayety

  3. Jolly

    of fine appearance; handsome; excellent; lively; agreeable; pleasant

  4. Etymology: [Prob. fr. Jolly, a.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jolly

    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

  1. JOLLY

    v. t., To "con" or "josh." JOLLY BOAT The Ship of State.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. jolly

    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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. JOLLY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Jolly is ranked #2306 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Jolly surname appeared 15,827 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 5 would have the surname Jolly.

    74.8% or 11,839 total occurrences were White.
    18.1% or 2,879 total occurrences were Black.
    2.5% or 405 total occurrences were Asian.
    2.2% or 353 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.6% or 267 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.5% or 84 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'jolly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4059

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jolly in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jolly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of jolly in a Sentence

  1. Charles Grant:

    There are many reasons to be pessimistic about the campaign, the 'Out' campaign have jolly good arguments superficially... Big business is pathetic and cowardly.

  2. Jeremy Clarkson:

    This was not some jolly jape that went awry. For once, we did nothing wrong.

  3. Walter Raleigh:

    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!

  4. Andy Beshear:

    Just remember, if Stephanie Jolly small businesses and Stephanie Jolly counties are sacrificing, if Stephanie Jolly simply drive over the border to another state, and have all the contacts we're trying to stop, Stephanie Jolly frustrate the sacrifice of those in Stephanie Jolly community.

  5. Mohammed Bava:

    The whole family attacked him. They were not ready to believe Roy Thomas, such was the clout and image that Jolly had in the family -- they all thought that Roy Thomas was saying this because Roy Thomas had an eye on the house and property.

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