jolly well definition, meaning - what is jolly well in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “jolly well”

See all translations

jolly well

adverb uk   us   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 leave yet?" "I jolly well hope so!"
Translations of “jolly well”
in Chinese (Traditional) (用於生氣或煩心時加強語氣)…
in Chinese (Simplified) (用于生气或烦心时加强语气)…
(Definition of jolly well from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of jolly well?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

kick off

the time when a game of football starts, or when it begins again after it has stopped because of a goal, etc.

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More