Definition of 'jolly'
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He thinks that is a jolly good idea. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They are not indications that a person should jolly well pull their socks up. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's all jolly, jolly good fun. The Sun (2016)We will all be having a jolly good munch on the way home. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Today all we make is a jolly snazzy vacuum cleaner. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Or then again maybe it was just a bit of jolly good fun. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The day my hairdryer blew the hair right off my head was another jolly one. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Then we had a jolly nice afternoon tea. The Sun (2016)Everybody thinks he is a jolly good bloke. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It would certainly make this interview jolly awkward. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But sometimes jolly insights are hard to come by and the journals seem to carry little but news of cuts. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He was so happy and jolly. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They probably smell jolly as well. MAKING HAPPY PEOPLE (2005)And so he jolly well should. The Sun (2009)The answer is a lightweight trench, in tan or this rather jolly salmon. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If it goes well, he will be more than the jolly good fellow that he already is. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We are determined to make the 2008 festive season as jolly as any in the past decade or so of unrivalled prosperity. The Sun (2008)A) Freeze a jolly good fellow! The Sun (2011)
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Translations for 'jolly'
British English: jolly /ˈdʒɒlɪ/ ADJECTIVE
A jolly person is happy and cheerful.
She was a jolly, kindhearted woman.
- American English: jolly
- Arabic: فَرِحٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: alegre
- Chinese: 欢乐的
- Croatian: veseo
- Czech: veselý
- Danish: glad
- Dutch: plezierig
- European Spanish: jovial
- Finnish: iloinen
- French: gai
- German: fröhlich
- Greek: πρόσχαρος
- Italian: allegro
- Japanese: 陽気な
- Korean: 명랑한
- Norwegian: munter
- Polish: wesoły
- European Portuguese: alegre
- Romanian: vesel
- Russian: веселый
- Spanish: jovial
- Swedish: glad
- Thai: รื่นเริง
- Turkish: keyifli
- Ukrainian: веселий
- Vietnamese: vui vẻ
Definition of jolly from the Collins English Dictionary
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