#124 JollyhootNovember 9, 2018
(obsolete) ~ a person living the ideal lifestyle, balancing work and freetime
Example: “Steve is a prime sample of a jollyhoot! Be like Steve!”
(current) ~ a person of dislikable features, a slacker, a fishy person, a suspiciously happy person, someone who annoys the hoot out of you
Example: “I don’t trust Steve, he’s some kind of a jollyhoot.”
jollyhoot multipurpose toy and device [noun]
(archaic) ~ a wonderful toy, very big deal with children, buy it now get 3 for 2
Example: “A jollyhoot multipurpose toy and device! Whee!”
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I like how you can find all sort of nonsensical old words and monikers from reading old dictionaries.
Like, what kind of name is “Steve” anyway? So silly.
Even with the current meaning of the word “jollyhoot”, that face on the age-old wooden plaque is a real jollyhoot in my opinion. In fact, it would be hard to get any more a jollyhoot than that! It will probably mock me in my dreams tonight.