jolliest jolliest  /ˈdʒɑ li əst/


  1. (n) a happy party
  2. (n) a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work
  3. (v) be silly or tease one another
  4. (adj) full of or showing high-spirited merriment
  5. (adv) to a moderately sufficient extent or degree


Derived Word(s)


  1. Carpenter could be the jolliest A student at a Seven Sisters college.
  2. Only the jolliest, most debonair of present-day gallants could fittingly adorn the La Salle-Fisher Laughing Cavalier.
  3. As a shibboleth-shattering spoof, it dumps all the heroic traditions of horse opera into a gag bag, shakes thoroughly, and pulls out one of the year's jolliest surprises.


  • Hometown heroine: Town-wide read features Bridgewater nurse imprisoned during WWII

    Alongside Helen Cassiani’s photograph in her 1934 Bridgewater High School yearbook are the words, “Helen is one of the jolliest and most dependable of our classmates — always ready to lend a helping hand.” Just a few years later, she would need every ounce of optimism and strength she could muster when she found herself half a world away from the safety and tranquility of her High Street farm ...
    on September 18, 2013     Source: Hanson Town Crier


  1. Sir Michael Parkinson said Redgrave was "maybe the jolliest and most likeable of all the family".
    on May 3, 2010 By: Michael Parkinson Source: BBC News

  2. ...the ramshackle sessions unfolds, the album itself provides the perfect soundtrack, with the hell-for-leather Rocks Off and Rip This Joint, the swagger of Tumbling Dice and Happy ("The jolliest song I ever wrote," as Richards calls it),...
    on May 8, 2010 By: Keith Richards Source: Times Online

  3. "Part of that is the way your body feels, not necessarily how it looks - especially after you've gained 70 pounds," Hudson says, reports the London Sun. "I was depressed. I was the happiest, jolliest pregnant woman, then I had the baby and...
    on Jul 11, 2006 By: Kate Hudson Source: MSNBC (press release)

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