get one's jollies

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of get one's jollies

US, informal + disapproving
: to get a feeling of enjoyment or excitement
  • She doesn't think much of people who get their jollies from watching violent movies.

Word by Word Definitions

get play
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. : a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

jolly play jollies
  1. : full of high spirits : joyous

  2. : given to conviviality : jovial

  3. : expressing, suggesting, or inspiring lively happiness and good cheer : cheerful

  1. : very

  1. : a good time : jollification

  2. : kicks

  1. : to engage in good-natured banter

  2. : to put or try to put in good humor especially to gain an end


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