jolly well Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “jolly well” in the English Dictionary

"jolly well" in British English

See all translations

jolly welladverb

uk   /ˈdʒɒl.i ˌwel/  us   /ˈdʒɑː.li ˌwel/ UK old-fashioned
used to ​emphasize something you are saying, ​especially when you are ​angry or ​annoyed: I'm going to jolly well ​tell her what I ​think of her! "Is she ​ready to ​leaveyet?" "I jolly well ​hope so!"
(Definition of jolly well from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “jolly well”
in Chinese (Simplified) (用于生气或烦心时加强语气)…
in Chinese (Traditional) (用於生氣或煩心時加強語氣)…
What is the pronunciation of jolly well?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Read More 

Word of the Day

planet

an extremely large, round mass of rock and metal, such as Earth, or of gas, such as Jupiter, that moves in a circular path around the sun or another star

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More