[ adjective ] full of or showing high-spirited merriment
"when hearts were young and gay" "the jolly crowd at the reunion" "jolly old Saint Nick" "a jovial old gentleman" "have a merry Christmas" "peals of merry laughter" "a mirthful laugh"
Used in print(Irving Fineman, Woman of Valor: The Life of Henrietta...)
Joseph_Jastrow , the younger son of the distinguished rabbi , Marcus_Jastrow , was a friendly , round-faced fellow with a little mustache , whose field was psychology , and who was also a punster and a jolly tease .
This included Mamma , jolly , generous , and pretty , with whom they all fell_in_love , just as Papa had first fallen_in_love with her Mamma before he chose her ; and when a young_man like Morris_Jastrow had enjoyed the Szold hospitality , he felt obliged to send his respects and his gifts not merely to Henrietta , in whom he was really interested , but to all the Szold girls and Mamma .
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1819