Origin of Pollyanna
OTHER WORDS FROM PollyannaPol·ly·an·na·ism, noun
Examples from the Web for pollyanna
Thoroughly mystified now, Miss Polly hurried up-stairs to Pollyanna's room.
Pollyanna, stealing a glance at his face, felt vaguely sorry for him.
Pollyanna rose to her feet, but she laughed a little ruefully.
Pollyanna looked after him with a disappointed droop to her usually smiling lips.
"Why, it's the game, and—" Pollyanna stopped short, her fingers to her lips.
British Dictionary definitions for pollyanna
Derived forms of PollyannaPollyannaish, adjective
Word Origin for Pollyanna
Culture definitions for pollyanna
(1913) A children's book by the American author Eleanor H. Porter. The title character is an orphan girl who, despite the difficulties of her life, is always extremely cheerful.