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jollify

[ jol-uh-fahy ]
/ 藞d蕭蓲l 蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used with or without object), jol路li路fied, jol路li路fy路ing.
to make or become jolly or merry.
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Origin of jollify

First recorded in 1815鈥25; jolly + -fy
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How to use jollify in a sentence

  • We met at the Corners last nite to jollify over the brave acts uv our Memphis frends, and I wuz the speeker.

    Swingin Round the Cirkle.|Petroleum V. Nasby
  • To-night you may jollify; but after that you are under strict discipline, for a month at least.

    Mary Anerley|R. D. Blackmore

British Dictionary definitions for jollify

jollify
/ (藞d蕭蓲l瑟藢fa瑟) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
to be or cause to be jolly
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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