adjective, jol·li·er, jol·li·est.
- Informal. great; thorough: a jolly blunderer.
- Slang. slightly drunk; tipsy.
verb (used with object), jol·lied, jol·ly·ing.
verb (used without object), jol·lied, jol·ly·ing.
noun, plural jol·lies.
SYNONYMS FOR jolly
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Origin of jolly
OTHER WORDS FROM jollyjol·li·ly, adverbjol·li·ness, nounun·jol·ly, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for jolly
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