Origin of jollity
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1. See mirth.
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Examples from the Web for jollities
Life had its jollities, then; life was action, contest, victory!Dream Days
Even the jollities of the festival at the Apollo Saloon could not commence till a blessing had been asked.History of American Socialisms
John Humphrey Noyes
His Jorrocks Jaunts and Jollities is missing from this catalogue, but here are a lot of them.The Amenities of Book-Collecting and Kindred Affections
A. Edward Newton
- British a party or celebration
- the condition of being jolly
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Word Origin and History for jollities
c.1300, jolyfte, iolite, from Old French jolivete "gaity, cheerfulness; amorous passion; life of pleasure," from jolif (see jolly).
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