What is the meaning of jolly?


  • A happy party.
  • A yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work.


  • Be silly or tease one another.
    • usage: "After we relaxed, we just kidded around"


  • Full of or showing high-spirited merriment.
    • usage: "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"


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