a boisterous celebration; a merry festivity
Syn: ↑merrymaking, ↑conviviality
Derivationally related forms: ↑jollify, ↑make merry (for: ↑merrymaking)
Hypernyms: ↑celebration, ↑festivity
Hyponyms: ↑jinks, ↑high jinks, ↑hijinks, ↑high jinx, ↑revel, ↑revelry

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  • Jollification — Jol li*fi*ca tion, n. [Jolly + L. ficare (in comp.) to make. See { fy}.] A merrymaking; noisy festivity. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] We have had a jollification or so together. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jollification — (n.) merrymaking, 1809, American English, from JOLLY (Cf. jolly) + FICATION (Cf. fication). Shortened form jolly led to phrase get (one s) jollies have fun (1957). Jollify (v.) is a back formation recorded from 1824. Related: Jollified;… …   Etymology dictionary

  • jollification — ► NOUN ▪ merrymaking …   English terms dictionary

  • jollification — noun Date: 1809 festivity, merrymaking …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • jollification — /jol euh fi kay sheuhn/, n. jolly merrymaking; jolly festivity. [1800 10; JOLLY + FICATION] * * * …   Universalium

  • jollification — noun A merrymaking; noisy festivity …   Wiktionary

  • jollification — jol|li|fi|ca|tion [ˌdʒɔlıfıˈkeıʃən US ˌdʒa: ] n [U and C] old fashioned fun and enjoyment …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • jollification — jol|li|fi|ca|tion [ ,dʒaləfə keıʃn ] noun count or uncount OLD FASHIONED the activities of people who are celebrating something in a happy, friendly, and enthusiastic way …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • jollification — n. gaiety, festivity, merrimentjol·li·fi·ca·tion || ‚dÊ’É‘lɪfɪ keɪʃn /‚dÊ’É’l …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jollification — noun lively celebration; merrymaking …   English new terms dictionary

  • jollification — n. (Colloq.) Conviviality, revelry, festivity, carouse, carousal, revel, compotation, potation, wassail, merry frolic, jolly time, drinking bout, spree (colloq.) …   New dictionary of synonyms

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