jolly jolly  /ˈdʒɑ li/


  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


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  1. By playing the role of the jolly fat man, Ohio Democrat Mike Di Salle helped make himself a political success.
  2. WikiScanner is a jolly little game of Internet gotcha, but it's really about something more: a growing popular irritation with the Internet in general.
  3. Still sleek and jolly, he was observed stuffing pigs' knuckles and sauerkraut, running down a street after a taxi, dancing until 5 a.


  1. Jolly McCarty Memorial golf tournament set for Saturday in Gautier

    PASCAGOULA -- After months of planning and then a rain delay, it's Jolly time.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Biloxi Sun Herald

  2. Lake Forest sweet shop offers ‘Jolly Good’ time

    Laura Fellows thought she hit the sweet spot with the right combination of goodies and the perfect location. But she never dreamed her new shop, Jolly Good Fellows Sweet Boutique on Market Square in Lake Forest, would draw the crowds it has since it opened May 31. “We’re so busy, we have hundreds of people in here every day,” she said.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Lake Forester

  3. What Can Johnny Jolly Bring to the Green Bay Packers After 3-Year Absence?

    As the  Green Bay Packers  continue competing among the NFC's elite, they become fortunate with the return of  Johnny Jolly —a veteran defensive end who has earned a second chance of a football career after facing  challenges  off the field.  After being released early from his original six-year prison sentence, Jolly was reinstated by the NFL  and has returned to the Packers . Now, it's all ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report


  1. ddressing a press conference here, Dr. Singh said: "What was said about the Indian role in Balochistan has no basis. Those who are levelling these false charges know it jolly well."
    on Oct 29, 2009 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Sify

  2. Gerrard called the pilot "a cowboy" who had "no regard for human life" and who had "gone out on a jolly."
    on Mar 16, 2007 By: Steven Gerrard Source: Forbes

  3. "If foreign direct investment is coming to our special economic zones it can also jolly well go to Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia," Nath said. "Investment has to be attracted. It can't be demanded."
    on Mar 17, 2007 By: Kamal Nath Source: International Herald Tribune

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