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  Definition of jolly
  1. a yawl used by a ship''s sailors for general work
  2. a happy party
  3. be silly or tease one another; "After we relaxed, we just kidded around"
  4. 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"
  5. used as an intensifier (`jolly'' is used informally in Britain); "pretty big"; "pretty bad"; "jolly decent of him"
Similar Words: jolly boat, kid, chaff, josh, banter, gay, jocund, jovial, merry, mirthful, pretty

 

Derivational Morphology: kid, chaff, josh, banter, raillery, give-and-take, backchat

 

 
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