This page is about the slang term jollies

American English


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.


This 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?

a. riding skateboards

b. working part-time

c. going to the circus

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Contributor: Matt Errey