adjective, jolt·i·er, jolt·i·est.

full of jolts; bumpy.

Origin of jolty

First recorded in 1825–35; jolt + -y1
Related formsjolt·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for jolty

Historical Examples of jolty

  • He had told the girl that, on the long, jolty ride from the junction.

    Rim o' the World

    B. M. Bower

  • Mr. Masterson drew nearer; of a truth the jolty pony was Alazan!

    The Sunset Trail

    Alfred Henry Lewis

  • I did feel sumpin' kind o' jolty; but I t'ought dey was jes' a-puttin' on de dinah at Jackson.

    From Pillar to Post

    John Kendrick Bangs

  • She would not hear of Mrs. Hartwell-Joness taking the long, jolty drive to the village.

    Letty and the Twins

    Helen Sherman Griffith