Gay and Jolly

Gay

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Gay adjective – Indicative of or marked by high spirits or good humor.
Usage example: had a gay old time at the party

Jolly is a synonym for gay in happy topic. In some cases you can use "Jolly" instead an adjective "Gay", when it comes to topics like cheerful, merry. popular alternative
Synonyms for Gay

Jolly

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Jolly adjective – Indicative of or marked by high spirits or good humor.
Usage example: an especially jolly crowd of well-wishers at their wedding reception

Gay is a synonym for jolly in happy topic. You can use "Gay" instead an adjective "Jolly", if it concerns topics such as feeling, cheerful, merry, laughing. dated substitute
Nearby Word: jollying
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Things that words describes

person gay person jolly person
guy gay guy jolly guy
woman gay woman jolly woman
people gay people jolly people
Other nouns: men, number, scene, time, protagonist, vibe.

Both words in one sentence

  • Possibly justified, as "gay" also means "happy" or "jolly", and was used quite regularly in that context in the '70s when the book was written.
  • Camp Gay Jolly Roger in Banjo-Tooie, who works in Jolly's (which is implied to be a gay bar), talks in a stereotypical camp voice and offers "Seaman's Brew" on the menu.
    Source: Camp Gay
  • Any song written before 1970 with the reference of gay meaning jolly, fun, etc.
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Jolly and Gay. (2016). Retrieved 2020, October 25, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/gay/jolly
Gay & Jolly. N.p., 2016. Web. 25 Oct. 2020. <https://thesaurus.plus/related/gay/jolly>.
Jolly or Gay. 2016. Accessed October 25, 2020. https://thesaurus.plus/related/gay/jolly.

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