(noun, adjective, verb, adverb)


1. full of happiness; high-spirited.

- the jolly crowd at the reunion

- jolly old Saint Nick

Similar word(s): joyous, gay, jocund, jovial, merry, mirthful


1. to certain extent or degree

- jolly decent of him

Similar word(s): fairly, middling, moderately, passably, pretty, reasonably, somewhat


1. a happy party

Definition categories: event, party

2. a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work

Definition categories: man–made, yawl


1. be silly or tease one another

Similar word(s): banter, chaff, josh, kid

Definition categories: communication, bait, cod, rag, rally, razz, ride, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, twit