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Definition of jolly:

  1. A marine in the English navy.
  2. Expressing mirth, or inspiring it; exciting mirth and gayety.
  3. Full of life and mirth; jovial; joyous; merry; mirthful.
  4. To cause to be jolly; to make good- natured; to encourage to feel pleasant or cheerful; - often implying an insincere or bantering spirit; hence, to poke fun at.


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