What is jolly?

  • (noun): A happy party.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on jolly:

Allison Jolly
... Allison Jolly (born August 4, 1956) is an American sailor and Olympic champion ... Jolly began sailing at the age of 10 and attended the Florida State University where she won the National Collegiate sailing championships in 1975 and 1976 ... the top prize in yachting." After college, Jolly worked as a computer programmer in Valencia, California to support her sailing ...
Leland T. Kennedy - Air Force Career - Second Southeast Asia Tour
... Search and Rescue (CSAR) unit of six HH-3E "Jolly Green" helicopters ... into two tactical elements, with the initial recovery helicopter designated as Jolly Low and the backup as Jolly High ...
Argonauts Club - Entertainment
... closing theme (again composed by Elizabeth and Wally Portingale) A jolly good night to you and you and you and you and you The time has come to finish and the session now is through The ...
Leland T. Kennedy - Air Force Career - Second Southeast Asia Tour - 16 February 1967
... On 6 February Jolly Green 05 (low) from NKP, on a CSAR to rescue a downed Forward Air Controller, was shot down with three of its four crew members killed in action ... hid from searching Pathet Lao troops as a CSAR was launched by a pair of HH-3Es, Jolly Green 56 (low) and Jolly Green 07 (high), forward-located and on ... From NKP, a second mission also launched, Kennedy in Jolly Green 36 (low) and Capt ...
The Jolly Postman
... The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters is an interactive children's picture book by Janet and Allan Ahlberg ... The Jolly Postman has sold more than six million copies, Allan Ahlberg told The Guardian in 2006 ... Alternatively, The Jolly Postman is a series of three books including 1991 and 1995 sequels to The Jolly Postman, or Other people's letters ...

More definitions of "jolly":

  • (noun): A yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work.
    Synonyms: jolly boat
  • (adv): Used as an intensifier ('jolly' is used informally in Britain).
    Example: "Jolly decent of him"
    Synonyms: pretty
  • (adj): Full of or showing high-spirited merriment.
    Example: "The jolly crowd at the reunion"; "jolly old Saint Nick"
    Synonyms: gay, jocund, jovial, merry, mirthful

Famous quotes containing the word jolly:

    As I went on Yule day
    In our procession,
    Knew I jolly Jankin
    By his merry tone—
    Kyrie eleison.
    —Unknown. Jolly Jankin (l. Chorus.)

    now I discerne they goe on a Pilgrimage
    Towards Loves holy land, faire Paphos or Cyprus.
    Such devotion is meete for a blithesome age;
    With sweet youth, it agrees well to be amorous.
    Let olde angrie fathers lurke in an Hermitage:
    Come, weele associate this jolly Pilgrimage!
    Thomas Campion (1567–1620)

    A black pall, you know, with a silver cross on it, or R.I.P.—requiescat in pace—you know. That seems to me the most beautiful expression—I like it much better than ‘He is a jolly good fellow,’ which is simply rowdy.
    Thomas Mann (1875–1955)