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Origin of jolly

1275–1325; Middle English joli, jolif <Old French, equivalent to jol- (probably <Old Norse jōl yule) + -if -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM jolly

jol·li·ly, adverbjol·li·ness, nounun·jol·ly, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for jolly

Derived forms of jolly

jolliness, noun

Word Origin for jolly

C14: from Old French jolif, probably from Old Norse jōl yule
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