Jolson

[johl-suh n]
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noun

AlAsa Yoelson, 1886–1950, U.S. singer and entertainer, born in Russia.

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Examples from the Web for jolson

Historical Examples of jolson

  • "I'll take the alarm-clock, if you say so," volunteered Jolson.

    The Landloper

    Holman Day

  • Jolson clucked to his horse and rattled away down the road, muttering sour remarks.

    The Landloper

    Holman Day



British Dictionary definitions for jolson

Jolson

noun

Al, real name Asa Yoelson. 1886–1950, US singer and film actor, born in Russia; star of the first talking picture The Jazz Singer (1927)
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