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Adjective: jolly (jollier,jolliest)  jó-lee
  1. Full of or showing high-spirited merriment
    "the jolly crowd at the reunion"; "jolly old Saint Nick";
    - gay, jocund, jovial, merry, mirthful
Noun: jolly  jó-lee
  1. [Brit] A happy party
  2. A yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work
    - jolly boat
Verb: jolly  jó-lee
  1. Be silly or tease one another
    "After we relaxed, we just jollied around";
    - kid, chaff, josh, banter
Adverb: jolly  jó-lee
Usage: Brit
  1. To a moderately sufficient extent or degree
    "jolly decent of him";
    - reasonably, moderately, pretty, somewhat, fairly, middling, passably, averagely, middlingly

Derived forms: jolliest, jollied, jollier, jollies, jollying

See also: joyous

Type of: bait, cod, party, rag, rally, razz [N. Amer], ride [N. Amer], taunt, tease, twit, wind up [Brit], yawl

Encyclopedia: Jolly, Philipp Johann Gustav von