jollification

[ jol-uh-fi-key-shuh n ]
/ ˌdʒɒl ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən /

noun

jolly merrymaking; jolly festivity.

Nearby words

  1. joliot-curie,
  2. jolivet,
  3. jollier,
  4. jolliet,
  5. jolliet, louis,
  6. jollify,
  7. jolliness,
  8. jollities,
  9. jollity,
  10. jollop

Origin of jollification

First recorded in 1800–10; jolly + -fication

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British Dictionary definitions for jollification

jollification

/ (ˌdʒɒlɪfɪˈkeɪʃən) /

noun

a merry festivity
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Word Origin and History for jollification

jollification

n.

"merrymaking," 1809, American English, from jolly + -fication. Shortened form jolly led to phrase get (one's) jollies "have fun" (1957).

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