Meaning of “jolly” in the English Dictionary

"jolly" in British English

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jollyadjective

uk /ˈdʒɒl.i/ us /ˈdʒɑː.li/

jollyadverb

uk /ˈdʒɒl.i/ us /ˈdʒɑː.li/ UK old-fashioned informal

jollyverb [ T + adv/prep ]

uk /ˈdʒɒl.i/ us /ˈdʒɑː.li/ informal

(Definition of “jolly” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"jolly" in American English

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jollyadjective

us /ˈdʒɑl·i/

happy and pleasant:

That clown looks pretty jolly.

(Definition of “jolly” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)