- Informal. great; thorough: a jolly blunderer.
- Slang. slightly drunk; tipsy.
OTHER WORDS FOR jolly
Origin of jolly
OTHER WORDS FROM jollyjol·li·ly, adverbjol·li·ness, nounun·jol·ly, adjective
How to use jolly in a sentence
Karl Ludwig jollies Oswald about those friends who seemed so surprised to see him.Oswald Langdon|Carson Jay Lee
Still the Jollies were in no way disposed to give up their share of me, to which they considered they had a right.Ben Burton|W. H. G. Kingston
He was now engaged in drilling twelve of the most ruffianly and ill-conditioned of the crew, whom he called his jollies.Charley Laurel|W. H. G. Kingston
They are supplied by the boatswain with hammocks, and thus the Jollies soon feel themselves at home.The Lieutenant and Commander|Basil Hall
“According to your notion all the jollies are Towers,” cried Nettleship, when he regained his voice.Paddy Finn|W. H. G. Kingston