But I think Clementina would have a jollier time with Surefoot; he goes so easily.
He thought he had never seen a jollier animal of the human tribe than that.
She says that we have made her feel younger and jollier than she ever expected to feel again in her life.
It's a jollier walk, and the blackberries are bigger and better.
Harlequins struck him with their wooden swords, and appeared to expect his immediate transformation into some jollier shape.
One does not need to be a raw "jollier" in order to be polite.
Thoreau would have been a jollier fellow if he had devoted himself to a greengrocer instead of to greens.
Everybody was happier then, and jollier too, though we do tear about so to try and get amused.
This was a very jolly voice, jollier than any he had ever heard in the world except the Toyman's.
Give him something noisy; and if a trifle low, so much the jollier.
c.1300 (late 13c. as a surname), from Old French jolif "festive, merry, amorous, pretty" (12c.) of uncertain origin (cf. Italian giulivo "merry, pleasant").
Perhaps a Germanic loan-word from a source akin to Old Norse jol "a winter feast" (see yule), or from Latin gaudere "to rejoice," from PIE *gau- "to rejoice" (see joy). For loss of -f, cf. tardy, hasty. Related: Jollily; jolliness.
To cajole with humor and bonhomie: I was pretty upset, but she jollied me along/ We jollied her into coming along with us (1876+)