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[johl-tee] /ˈdʒoʊl ti/
adjective, joltier, joltiest.
full of jolts; bumpy.
Origin of jolty
First recorded in 1825-35; jolt + -y1
Related forms
joltiness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I did feel sumpin' kind o' jolty; but I t'ought dey was jes' a-puttin' on de dinah at Jackson.

    From Pillar to Post John Kendrick Bangs
  • He had told the girl that, on the long, jolty ride from the junction.

    Rim o' the World B. M. Bower
  • She would not hear of Mrs. Hartwell-Joness taking the long, jolty drive to the village.

    Letty and the Twins Helen Sherman Griffith
  • Mr. Masterson drew nearer; of a truth the jolty pony was Alazan!

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis

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