New English-Irish Dictionary
Similar words: dolly · folly · golly · holly · jelly · lolly · brolly · coolly · wholly · woolly
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jolly

1. adjective of person2. adjective of thing, event3. verb treat well4. noun junket5. adverb very
phrases
1 adjective of personmeidhreach adj1  c m ugealgháireach adj1  c m uaerach adj1  c m uhe was a jolly lad buachaill meidhreach ba ea éaren't you very jolly today! nach tú atá aerach inniu!, nach tú atá ar bharr na gaoithe inniu! 2 adjective of thing, eventmeidhreach adj1  c m uaerach adj1  c m usultmhar adj1taitneamhach adj1  c m ujolly music ceol meidhreach, ceol aerach
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3 verb treat well TRANSITIVEit's better to jolly her along is fearr í a ghiúmaráilit might jolly them into singing b'fhéidir go meallfadh sé iad le canadhhe was trying to jolly them out of their bad mood bhí sé ag iarraidh an cantal a thógáil díobh 4 noun junketjuncaed masc1 5 adverb (BRITAIN) veryan-  c m uthar a bheith  c m uhe thinks he's jolly clever ceapann sé go bhfuil sé an-chliste, síleann sé go bhfuil sé thar a bheith cliste
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get your jollies

informal, ironic is that what you get your jollies from? an é sin an saghas ruda a thaitníonn leat?, an é sin an cineál ruda a mbaineann tú sult as?

jolly good

(BRITAIN) go breágo hiontachtogha

jolly well

(BRITAIN) well, I should jolly well hope you're sorry bhuel, tá súil agam go bhfuil brón ort; bhuel, ba chóir duit brón a bheith ortyou jolly well deserved that bhí sé sin sách maith agat, bhí sé sin rómhaith agat

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