Associations to the word «Jolly»

Wiktionary

JOLLY, adjective. Full of high and merry spirits; jovial.
JOLLY, noun. (British) (dated) A pleasure trip or excursion.
JOLLY, noun. (slang) (dated) A marine in the English navy.
JOLLY, adverb. (British) (dated) very, extremely
JOLLY, verb. (transitive) To amuse or divert.
JOLLY, proper noun. A female given name
JOLLY, proper noun. A surname​.
JOLLY BOAT, noun. A type of ship's boat of the 18th and 19th centuries, used mainly to ferry personnel to and from the ship.
JOLLY BOATS, noun. Plural of jolly boat
JOLLY ROGER, noun. The traditional flag used on European and American pirate ships; often pictured as a white skull and crossbones on a black field; the blackjack
JOLLY ROGERS, noun. Plural of Jolly Roger
JOLLY SOMEONE ALONG, verb. (idiomatic) (informal) To make someone happy or compliant, as by encouragement or flattery.
JOLLY WELL, adverb. (Used for emphasis) (dated) (humorous) certainly.

Dictionary definition

JOLLY, noun. A happy party.
JOLLY, noun. A yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work.
JOLLY, verb. Be silly or tease one another; "After we relaxed, we just kidded around".
JOLLY, adverb. To a moderately sufficient extent or degree; "pretty big"; "pretty bad"; "jolly decent of him"; "the shoes are priced reasonably"; "he is fairly clever with computers".
JOLLY, adjective. Full of or showing high-spirited merriment; "when hearts were young and gay"; "a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth; "the jolly crowd at the reunion"; "jolly old Saint Nick"; "a jovial old gentleman"; "have a merry Christmas"; "peals of merry laughter"; "a mirthful laugh".

Wise words

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Alexander Pope