Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “jump for joy”

jump for joy

to be extremely happy : "So how did Robert take the news ?" "He didn't exactly jump for joy ."Feeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in something
(Definition of jump for joy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Translations of “jump for joy”

Word of the Day


to mix eggs with a little milk and mix again as they are being fried

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More