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12 Words For Happiness So Merry You Can’t Help But GrinSometimes, though, our emotions are more than just happy ... so here are some other words to describe that fuzzy feeling of goodness. Oh, happy day.
Word Origin for merry men
C19: originally, the companions of a knight, outlaw, etc
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Examples from the Web for merry men
She clapped her hands gaily, and cried: "Welcome, welcome, merry-men all!"Pierre And His People, [Tales of the Far North], Complete|Gilbert Parker