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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Definitions for jollification

  1. jolly merrymaking; jolly festivity.

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Citations for jollification
The people made a great public holiday of it and there was much feasting, dancing, fireworks, speech-making and jollification. Hugh Lofting, The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle, 1922
... the streams would run with wine instead of water and the whole forest would give itself up to jollification for weeks on end. C. S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, 1950
Origin of jollification
1800-1810
Jollification, etymologically speaking, is a noun derived from the verb jollify. But the noun appears in the early 1800s, the verb about 15 years later.
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