One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An occasion of celebration and enjoyment; a good time.‘the school holds two jols a term for the pupils’mass noun ‘it's not all jol—she works very hard’
social gathering, gathering, social occasion, social event, social function, function, get-together, celebration, reunion, festivity, jamboree, reception, at-home, soirée, socialView synonyms
- ‘After 10 pm the party will head off to a venue to be announced at the party to continue the jol.’
- ‘Back in the city we've got lots of great jols for you.’
- ‘All performances are free and the jol goes on for two full days, beginning on 31 August.’
- ‘‘On weekends, the numbers swell and more than 500 revellers come through our doors for a jol,’ says Peterson.’
- ‘Our guide points you in the right direction for a party, among other jols.’
verb[no object]South African
1with adverbial of direction Set off; go.‘you could jol to the lake on a Sunday’
- ‘You can jol down to Gold Reef City and go down an old gold mine and have a drink down there in an old donkey stable, if you like.’
- ‘What if, for example, in three months time, he is jolling along Florida Road on the way to his favourite restaurant, and he runs into Judge Hilary Squires?’
2Have a good time; celebrate in a lively way.‘everyone goes to clubs and jols till late’enjoy oneself, make merry, have fun, have a good time, have a wild time, rave, party, have a party, eat, drink, and be merry, revel, roister, carouse, kill the fatted calf, put the flag out, put the flags outView synonyms
- 2.1 Engage in a flirtation or a casual love affair.‘she started jolling with the manager and they ran away together’
- 2.1 Engage in a flirtation or a casual love affair.
Afrikaans, literally ‘party’.
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