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jollies American English

Meaning: fun, thrills, enjoyment

For example:

  • I can't see the attraction myself, but Bill says he gets his jollies from building and flying model planes and helicopters.

  • A lot of young people get their jollies from doing adventure stuff like white-water rafting and bungee-jumping.

Variety: This slang is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

From which of the following do a lot of teenagers get their jollies these days?
  1. riding skateboards
  2. working part-time
  3. going to the circus

Discuss: jollies

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