The same as the jollies—'er Majesty's jollies—soldier an' sailor too.
Dick gets kinder peeved with her sometimes when she jollies him.
Still the jollies were in no way disposed to give up their share of me, to which they considered they had a right.
I saw three or four of our jollies—as we called the marines—drop while firing away from the forecastle.
When you think o' the sinkin' "Victorier's" jollies—soldier an' sailor too.
“According to your notion all the jollies are Towers,” cried Nettleship, when he regained his voice.
We sent for the jollies—'er Majesty's jollies—soldier an' sailor too!
Karl Ludwig jollies Oswald about those friends who seemed so surprised to see him.
They are supplied by the boatswain with hammocks, and thus the jollies soon feel themselves at home.
He was now engaged in drilling twelve of the most ruffianly and ill-conditioned of the crew, whom he called his jollies.
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+)