Dictionary.com
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on 鈥渟hall鈥 versus 鈥渟hould鈥? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?

Origin of jolly

1275鈥1325; Middle English joli, jolif <Old French, equivalent to jol- (probably <Old Norse j艒l yule) + -if -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM jolly

jol路li路ly, adverbjol路li路ness, nounun路jol路ly, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use jolly in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for jolly

Derived forms of jolly

jolliness, noun

Word Origin for jolly

C14: from Old French jolif, probably from Old Norse j艒l yule
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
FEEDBACK