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[jol-uh-fi-key-shuh n]
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  1. jolly merrymaking; jolly festivity.
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Origin of jollification

First recorded in 1800–10; jolly + -fication
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Historical Examples

  • Also, there was nothing in their demeanour that savoured of any spirit of jollification.

    Prairie Flowers

    James B. Hendryx

  • By jingo, I think he might say ‘splice the main brace’ now, after all this jollification!

    Crown and Anchor

    John Conroy Hutcheson

  • However, I don't expect they very often have a jollification like this.

    Condemned as a Nihilist

    George Alfred Henty

  • After the action there followed the usual scene of jollification.

  • So we had dinner together that evening, and great was the jollification thereat.

    Under the Red Crescent

    Charles S. Ryan

British Dictionary definitions for jollification


  1. a merry festivity
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Word Origin and History for jollification


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

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