jolly well

Definition of jolly well

British, informal + old-fashioned

  1. —used to emphasize anger, annoyance, or disapproval I'm your father and you'll jolly well do as you're told!

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  full of high spirits :  joyous

    :  given to conviviality :  jovial

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

  1. :  very

  1. :  a good time :  jollification

    :  kicks

  1. :  to engage in good-natured banter

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

  1. :  an issue of water from the earth :  a pool fed by a spring

    :  source, origin

    :  a pit or hole sunk into the earth to reach a supply of water

  1. :  to rise to the surface and usually flow forth

    :  to rise like a flood of liquid

    :  to emit in a copious free flow

  1. :  in a good or proper manner :  justly, rightly

    :  satisfactorily with respect to conduct or action

    :  in a kindly or friendly manner

  1. : used to indicate resumption of discourse or to introduce a remark

    : used to express surprise or expostulation

  1. :  prosperous, well-off

    :  being in satisfactory condition or circumstances

    :  being in good standing or favor

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